Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ozark Theatre to begin new jazz series this weekend with Randy Holmes, Carolbeth True

The Ozark Theatre, a refurbished movie house at 103 E. Lockwood in Webster Groves, will begin a new jazz series this weekend with shows from trumpeter Randy Holmes and pianist Carolbeth True.

Holmes and his quintet will present "A Tribute to Horace Silver" at 8:00 p.m. this Friday, September 5, while True and her band Two Times True with guest saxophonist Larry Johnson will perform at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 6. 

Dorothy Edwards, who was co-owner and general manager of the now-closed Robbie's House of Jazz, is booking the series. The Ozark Theatre (pictured) is about a half-mile east of the former Robbie's location at 40 Allen Ave. in the Old Webster business district.

Other dates so far in the "Robbie's at the Ozark" series include percussionist Herman Semidey and his Orquestra son Montuno (Saturday, September 13); singer Sarah Maria Labeat  (Friday, September 19); a quartet featuring vibraphonist Ben Porter, pianist Matt Villinger, bassist Nathan Pence, and drummer Joseph Winstein Hibbs (Saturday, September 20); and singer Joyce Byers Hines (Friday, September 26). 

Tickets for all shows are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance via the Ozark Theatre website.

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