Monday, January 26, 2009

Classes on St. Louis jazz history
to begin Thursday, February 12

Author, photographer and radio host Dennis Owsley will teach a series of classes on St. Louis jazz history beginning at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 12 at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd.

The course “City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1895 – 1973” is based on Owsley's book of the same name, and will cover St. Louis jazz history from the ragtime era through Gaslight Square during three two-hour classes on consecutive Thursdays. Classes will include recorded selections from Owsley’s collection, amassed over a lifetime of jazz fandom and more than 25 years hosting jazz programs on KWMU (90.7 FM). Owsley's current program Jazz Unlimited is broadcast from 9:00 p.m. to midnight Sundays.

For complete information on the content of each class, go to the Ethical Society Web site (.pdf file). Tuition for the course is $40; to register, contact Kathy Kammien by calling 314-991-1020, ext. 213, or emailing

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