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Events & Concerts

Dec13

Dean Christopher and Friends

The Blue Strawberry, 364 North Boyle, St. Louis MO

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HOLIDAY JAZZ/POP Fri, December 13 at 8:00PM $30/25 BUY TICKETS

Dec14

Jazz Noel

Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N. Ballas Road , St. Louis MO 63131 314.872.9330

Jazz Noel is a modern-day reimagining of the Christmas story through the improvisational spirit of jazz. This is Jazz Noel’s 9th season featuring the music of the Oîkos Ensemble. Also performing this year will be the Terra Nova Singers and the Logos Readers. Jazz Noel reimagines Christmas through a contemporary jazz lens. Each year the essential Christmas narrative stays the same, but the artistry of the performers brings the story alive in new ways. It is a wonderfully creative experience that fills the soul with the blessings of Christmas. This year’s theme, “A Christmas Journey,” will highlight the story of Mary and Joseph’s precarious journey to Bethlehem and the plight of this young immigrant family fleeing for safety to a foreign land—an inspiring message of peace and hope that resonates in these contentious times. Jazz Noel is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received to benefit a local charity. The Oîkos Ensemble (www.oikos-ensemble.com) is a national jazz ministry under the direction of its founder and saxophonist, the Rev. Cliff Aerie. The band features some of St. Louis’ most talented jazz musicians—Carolbeth True (piano), Glen Smith (bass), David True (drums), Tim Osiek (trumpet) and one of St. Louis’ great jazz vocalists, Kim Fuller.

Jazz Noel will be performed again the following Sunday, December 15th at 3PM, at First Congregational UCC of Webster Groves, 100 West Lockwood in Webster Groves. More information on that event coming early next week.

Dec15

Jazz Noel is a modern-day reimagining of the Christmas story through the improvisational spirit of jazz. This is Jazz Noel’s 9th season featuring the music of the Oîkos Ensemble. Also performing this year will be the Terra Nova Singers and the Logos Readers. The Rev. Dave Denoon, pastor of First Church says, “Jazz Noel reimagines Christmas through a contemporary jazz lens. Each year the essential Christmas narrative stays the same, but the artistry of the performers brings the story alive in new ways. It is a wonderfully creative experience that fills the soul with the blessings of Christmas.” This year’s theme, “A Christmas Journey,” will highlight the story of Mary and Joseph’s precarious journey to Bethlehem and the plight of this young immigrant family fleeing for safety to a foreign land—an inspiring message of peace and hope that resonates in these contentious times. Jazz Noel is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received to benefit a local charity. The Oîkos Ensemble (www.oikos-ensemble.com) is a national jazz ministry under the direction of its founder and saxophonist, the Rev. Cliff Aerie. The band features some of St. Louis’ most talented jazz musicians—Carolbeth True (piano), Glen Smith (bass), David True (drums), Tim Osiek (trumpet) and one of St. Louis’ great jazz vocalists, Kim Fuller. Oîkos has performed at more than 300 faith-based communities around the country. The Terra Nova Singers are comprised of Arianna Aerie and Kevin Warner. Performing in St. Louis for the past decade, they have been featured soloists at many of the most prestigious early music concerts. The Logos Readers are an ensemble of select choral readers as part of First Church’s Ministry of Imagination, Creativity and the Arts (MICA). Rev. Cliff Aerie (www.worshipjazz.com) is a musician and storyteller, with a uniquely varied background in the arts and ministry. He has been leading jazz worship services and sacred jazz concerts for more than forty years. © All rights reserved. Jazz Noel 2019

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

About

Carolbeth True

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

Contact

Contact

We offer a variety of groups for clubs and restaurants, festivals, private and corporate parties, weddings and any other event needing exciting musical styles.  

Booking: carolbethtrue@mac.com

Piano Instruction: carolbethtrue@mac.com