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We hope you will enjoy using it.  Please check out some of our music samples near the bottom, and stay in touch with us.  We hope you'll join us for our events whenever you can!

Events & Concerts


Variety Children's Theatre

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The Touhill, Campus of University of MO--St. Louis

Hello to all our friends! During the upcoming month of October I will be working many hours with Variety Children's Theatre, doing rehearsals and playing 10 shows with the orchestra. So there will be only a few dates listed on our site. Variety is one of the treasures of my life--the people, the direction, the benefits to families who need the help, and the pure joy as we build this year's performance of "Mary Poppins", so it is worth the amazing hours we all contribute. Please consider supporting Variety by purchasing tickets which are tax deductible: varietytheatre.org or Touhill.org. Get them soon as many shows will sell out--you won't be disappointed! Please check out the other dates below for our group. Thank you!

Curt Landes--A Tribute to George Benson and Al Jarreau

Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle (in Central West End), St. Louis MO 63108

Pianist and vocalist Curt Landes' has put together a show which features the music of these two great artists. Featured on guitar: Vince Martin; Curt Landes on piano; Glen Smith on bass; Dave True on drums. Tickets $15 at theater box office 1 hour before the show. Info at gaslight theater.net.


The Oikos Ensemble

First Congregational United Church of Christ of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood, Webster Groves MO 63119

Rev. Cliff Aerie leads the Oikos Ensemble with jazz interpretations of hymns and jazz standards to enhance and highlight the Lord's word in this service. Cliff Aerie--saxophone; Carolbeth True--piano; Dave True--drums; Glen Smith--bass; Kim Fuller--vocals. First Congregational is an open and affirming church--all are welcome--we hope to see you.

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.  

Booking: carolbethtrue@mac.com

Piano Instruction: carolbethtrue@mac.com