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Two Times True with Larry Johnson at Parkside Grille

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

Two Times True: Larry Johnson--saxophone; Carolbeth True--keys; Dave True--drums; Glen Smith--bass looking forward to returning to The Parkside Grille on this night. We'll either be inside with limited seating, social distance, or outside on parking lot weather permitting. For information and reservations: or 1.636.422.8483. Same great food and drinks, same great music and friendly staff. Come on out and support this great West County venue! Hope to see you!


Deb, Steve, Carolbeth in Concert

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Pershing Park, 227 Westgate, University City MO 63130

Vocalist Deborah Sharn in concert with Steve Schenkel--guitar, Carolbeth True--keys/bass--presenting some of the classic pop/rock hits from the 70's--80's, plus jazz and Latin classics. Concert is free, open to the public in this big space. Tips are accepted--really appreciated!! Please join us!!


Jazz St. Louis Season of Stream Vol. 5

Jazz St. Louis, 3536 Washington, St. Louis MO

Two Times True with Larry Johnson will perform on the Jazzstl "Season of Stream Vol. 5: A Midwinter Night's Stream" on Thursday, February 11th at 7:30 PM. Jazzstl has been livestreaming from the beautiful jazz club since late summer 2020, keeping jazz alive with presentations by established groups as well as many young performing jazz ensembles, without the live audiences, thus following the CDC and all health guidelines. These livestreams are exceptionally well done, they are free, and of course, you can make a donation if you wish. Two Times True: Carolbeth True--piano and keys; Dave True--drums; Larry Johnson--saxophone; Glen Smith--bass--all of us are thrilled to be a part of this series and looking forward to again playing together in this beautiful setting. Our thanks to Bob Bennett, artistic director, for this series slot. To access our performance next week starting on 2/11 and after: go to in URL; then you'll see: Season of Stream A Midwinter Night's Stream. Our group is Vol. 5, Ep. 5--Two Times True. This Thursday be sure to check out all the upcoming acts, starting with Ryan Marquez--a wonderful pianist, former student of ours at Webster University, and great friend who is truly making his mark as pianist, composter, entertainer in the musical world. Larry, Dave, Glen and I hope you will join us one week from this Thursday--February 11th--at 7:30 PM for Two Times True!!

We have updated our website!

All of us want to wish  our friends, fans and followers happiness, peace, and a multitude of God's blessings in this  new year 2020!! We updated our website last year,  hope you will continue to enjoy using it.  Please check out some of our music samples near the bottom, and stay in touch with us.  Please encourage your friends who enjoy great music performed LIVE to sign up for our email/newsletter which will always tell of upcoming events of which our groups are a part.   Thanks and Happy 2020!!

Events & Concerts

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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