Tuesday, July 19th, 5-8PM, The CB Trio at Strauss Park on Summer at Grand Center Series. Strauss Park is the wedge between Grand and Washington directly in front of the Steward Jazz Bistro and across from the Fox Theater. Carolbeth True on keys, Glen Smith on bass, Kevin Gianino on drums--we're looking forward to playing some of the great trio material from our years at the "Adam's Mark" (now "Hyatt Riverfront") Hotel. This series is a collaborative effort by the merchants of Grand Center, free to the public, booths selling beautiful wares, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Will Strong does a great job as event manager and sound technician. Come join our trio outside this Tuesday!
Sunday, July 24th, 10AM, TThe Oikos Ensemble leads worship at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood. The group is led by Rev. Cliff Aerie--saxophones and includes vocalist Kim Fuller, Carolbeth True--keys, Dave True--drums, Glen Smith--bass. Oikos repertoire includes originals, classic hymn arrangements, and some true jazz standards. For more information: 314.962.0475 or firstchurchwg.org.
Friday, July 29th, 7-9 PM, Two Times True with Larry Johnson at The Parkside Grille, 505 Strecker at Clayton, Ballwin MO 63011, 7-9PM. Larry Johnson--saxophone, Carolbeth--keys, Glen Smith--bass, Joe Weber--drums. For information and reservations: www.theparksidegrille.com or 636.422.8483. Great food and such a nice, hard-working staff, including owners Jean Ann and Rocky Mantia. Come spend a Friday with us!
“Carolbeth is a cornerstone of the St. Louis jazz scene, but also one of the hardest working jazz educators this town has ever seen! Her quartet Two Times True features three of the city’s most notable players, Dave True, Glen Smith and Larry Johnson. Their work together shows Carolbeth’s playing in a very powerful light.”
— Michael Silverman
Carolbeth True is well known in the St. Louis area as a performer and music educator. She is adjunct music faculty at Webster University and also has an extensive private piano studio.
Carolbeth performs with Two Times True with her son Dave on drums; the Carolbeth Trio; the Oikos Ensemble; Wind of the Spirit Praise Band, and is an original cast member of "The Jazz Story", the first educational program presented by The Sheldon. Her trio enjoyed extended runs at both the Adam's Mark Hotel and Jazz at the Bistro. She has been the pianist with Variety Children's Theatre for nine years, and the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble for seven years.
Her awards include "Excellence in the Arts" from the Arts and Education Council; Riverfront Times and St. Louis Magazine Best Jazz Artist among others. Carolbeth is heard on many cds, most recently "True Christmas" with Two Times True.
“It's Carolbeth True's dedication to the ivories that makes us all grateful she calls St. Louis her home.”
— St. Louis Magazine