Welcome!  My name is Dennis Owsley.  I've been producing and hosting jazz radio shows on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU since April 1983.  I am currently in my 29th year.  This website has pages with the following information.

Jazz Unlimited has won "Best Jazz Show in St. Louis" in the Riverfront Times Poll six out of the last seven years.  The web plaques for the awards are on this page.

January 24, 2008 was proclaimed "Dennis Owsley Day" in the City of St. Louis.

I was awarded the Millard S. Cohen Lifetime AchievementAward from St. Louis Public Radio in 2010.

My book, "City of Gabriels-The Jazz History of St. Louis 1895-1973" published by Reedy Press in 2006 was was given the "Award of Merit" by the Association of Recorded Sound Collections for research in jazz history in 2007.

I write a monthly jazz blog online for St. Louis Magazine.  Search for "Dennis Owsley" on the sitte to find the essays.

Jazz Unlimited can be heard every Sunday night on the web from 9:00 pm to midnight Central Time.  Our shows are ARCHIVED FOR ONE WEEK and available 24/7.

This website explains the programing philosophy that makes Jazz Unlimited one of the most unique jazz radio shows in the country.

My description of my journey in jazz is also on this website.

Playlists from Jazz Unlimited Shows.

A list of the most frequently recorded tunes in Jazz History

A Gallery of my Jazz Photographs.  Jazz Unlimited images are now being published in venues other than the Jazz Unlimited Website.  Jazz Unlimited photographs were  on exhibit in my one man show  at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis from September 23, 2005 until January 21, 2006.  An image of George Coleman's shadow on the wall of Jazz at the Bistro was published in Amsterdam in a poster and program for the 2001 Andersen Jazz Prize.  A photo of Milt Hinton is found in the textbook, Joseph Machlis and Kristine Forney The Enjoyment of Music, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2003, p. 47.  An image of Dave Liebman is found in the book Jazz Improvisation Advice from the Masters, Jim Durso and Karla Harby, eds., Outcat Records, Long Beachm, NY, 2004, p. 17.  An image of Terell Stafford was published in the WBEZ (Boston Public Radio) program guide.  An image of Monty Alexander was published in the Jazz At the Bistro Spring 2005 Program.  Six images were in an exhibit called Festival: Jazz! at the Sheldon Art Gallery. that ran from May 1 to September 24, 2002.  An image of Jimmy Knepper is found on the Trombone USA website.  Images of Herb Ellis and Hank Jones are found on Oscar Peterson's website.  Images of Ed Thigpen, Billy Hart, Joe LaBarbera,Victor Lewis and Famoudou Don Moye can be found (some uncredited) on the Drummerworld website.  My image of Don Menza is also found on the WDR big band site.  An image of Richie Pratt is also found on his home page.

A St. Louis Jazz Honor Roll.

An Outline of Jazz History.

A list of jazz courses that I can teach to any interested group.

A list of lectures on jazz history that I can give to any interested group

All text and images in this web site are copyright, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by Dennis C. and Rosa B. Owsley and 2009, 2010 , 2011 and 2012  by Dennis C. Owsley.  No material can be used without permission.  Contact me at: jazz@stlpublicradio.org