Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dennis Owsley to present workshop
on "Miles Davis: Jazzman"

Radio host, photographer and jazz historian Dennis Owsley will present "Miles Davis: Jazzman," an educational workshop in three weekly sessions, beginning at 7:00 p.m. next Thursday, October 27 at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd.

The workshop "will examine the personality, influences, and career of one of the most restless, creative individuals ever to play music in the 20th century: Miles Davis." After the first meeting, two more sessions will take place on Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, November 10.

Owsley is the author of City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis, 1895-1973 and has broadcast a weekly jazz program for KWMU (90.7 FM) continuously since April 1983. His current program, "Jazz Unlimited,” airs from 9:00 p.m. to midnight on Sunday.

The cost for the workshop is $30 for Ethical Society members, $35 for non-members, with proceeds benefiting the Ethical Society. To register, call Kathy Kammien at (314) 991-0955, ext. 213 or contact her via email at kkammien @

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