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Kranzberg Open Air Concert Series

The Grandel, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis MO 63108

Two Times True performs on the Kranzberg Open Air Series Friday, July 23rd, shows at 6 and 8PM. Featuring Larry Johnson--saxophones; Carolbeth True--keys; Dave True--drums; Glen Smith--bass. We are really looking forward to playing our many styles of jazz and rock at this great open air venue in Grand Center. We hope to see SO many of you on this night! For tickets: Also at 314.534.1111 or 800.293.5949. In addition to the ticket, a food or beverage purchase. is required. No minimum purchase. Questions? Please email or call (314) 776-9550. Please join us!!


Sunday Service at St. John UCC

St. John United Church of Christ, 332 Old Sulphur Springs Road, Manchester MO 63021

The Carolbeth Trio will join the marvelous St. John music director and trumpet player Tim Osiek in a service which will feature spiritual music by the great Stevie Wonder to enhance the message by Rev. Dr. Kevin Gregory. Carolbeth True--piano; Glen Smith--bass; Kevin Gianino--drums; and Tim Osiek on trumpet.


July 4th Service at First Unity Church

First Unity Church of St. Louis , 4753 Butler Hill Road • , St. Louis MO 63128 314.845.8540

First Unity has a newly appointed music director--Steve Schenkel. Steve is very well known in St. Louis music: as guitarist, educator for many years with Webster University, and Fox Theatre Orchestra Manager. The music each Sunday will feature different area musicians bringing their styles to this lovely church to enhance the message of their long-time, wonderful minister, Rev. Jan Mourning. I'm honored to be the first player to team with Steve on July 4th, and thrilled to be once again playing LIVE at First Unity. Check their website for a list of musicians adding their colors to the services.

Two Times True at Parkside Grille

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The Parkside Grille, 505 Strecker at Clayton Road, Ballwin MO 63011

Two Times True with Larry Johnson returns for another fun evening of jazz--all kinds, styles, performed in the beautiful outdoor surroundings of the restaurant, weather permitting. Larry Johnson--saxophones; Carolbeth True--keys; Dave True--drums; Glen Smith--bass. Come enjoy great food and drinks and a friendly staff as you enjoy our music!

Bebop, Ballads, Blues and Bossa Nova

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First Congregational UCC in Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood, Webster Groves

This concert celebrates the 25th anniversary of the International Summer Jazz Academy in Krakow, Poland, chaired by Michael Parkinson. He and bassist Willem von Hombracht have been invited to return this summer to teach and perform, and donations from this program all go to funding their trip.

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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

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



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


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