Angel Bethea

Drummer & Percussionist

Welcome & Enjoy!


About the Artist

Born and raised in Washington D.C. Angel has been seen playing drums and percussion at various venues in the DMV area such as the Brixton, Epicure Cafe, The Kennedy Center, Mr. Henry’s, Blues Alley and others. She has been heard all around with groups such as Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes, Terra Firma and the Jeffrey Greenberg Quintet. Some of Angel's greatest influences consists of great drummers like Terri Lyne Carrington, Kim Thompson, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Bryan Carter, Jamison Ross, David Garibaldi and others. She is also passionate about helping non-profit arts organizations like "The Washington Jazz Arts Institute" located in D.C. as a performer and mentor to the young students in training. She is currently a student at George Mason University in Fairfax, V.A. studying to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Minor in Jazz Studies & Arts Management. Angel has also performed with several university ensembles like the Mason Jazz Big Band, Mason Jazz Workshop Band and Steel Pan ensemble. She's spent time performing with the Latin American Ensemble as well, which has earned its members a place in Downbeat Magazine as "Outstanding Performers". She has been working at mastering the drums for more than twelve years now and is looking forward to a lifetime of continuing to play, mentor, teach and work with non profit arts organizations.


Catch Angel's Playing At...

  • A Song & A Slice (indoors + Distanced!): Terra Firma
    Feb 12, 8:00 PM
    Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180, USA
  • For the Record EP Virtual Release Show
    Fri, Jan 29
    Jan 29, 8:00 PM
    "Tune in virtually on Friday, January 29, 2021 with Kemi Adegoroye and friends to celebrate the release of For the Record EP, Kemi’s first collection of original music based on true stories, embarrassing moments, lessons learned, and laughs with the ones she loves the best".
  • "Our Savior is Born" Virtual Listening Party
    Fri, Dec 04
    Dec 04, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Come join our live "Virtual Listening Party", featuring selections from Ashlei People's new "Our Savior is Born" album!

"To play fast around the drums is one thing. But to play music, to play with people for others to listen to, that's something else. That's a whole other world."

Tony Williams



Washington, D.C.

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