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 Angel Bethea

Drummer & Percussionist

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About the Artist

Born and raised in Washington D.C. Angel has been seen playing drums and percussion at various venues in the DC, Maryland & Virginia areas such as the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Strathmore, Mr. Henry's and others. She has been heard all around with groups such as the Amy K. Bormet Trio, 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, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, 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 drum instructor and mentor to the young students in training. She is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, V.A. where she studied to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Minor in Jazz Studies & Arts Management. While there, Angel performed with several university ensembles like the Mason Jazz Big Band, Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble 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 well over a decade and is looking forward to a lifetime of continuing to play, mentor, teach and work with non profit arts organizations.

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  • Alfred Yun Strathmore AIR Concert
    Alfred Yun Strathmore AIR Concert
    Wed, Jan 24
    AMP by Strathmore
    Jan 24, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
    Jan 24, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
    Tickets Available for Purchase: https://www.strathmore.org/smartseat/?itemNumber=21349&_gl=1*1r0cp0t*_gcl_au*MTU3MTc2MzU0MS4xNzA0MjI3MTYy*_ga*MTg2NDU1ODg2LjE3MDQyMjcxNjI.*_ga_5KGN91TZJ2*MTcwNDIyNzE2Mi4xLjEuMTcwNDIyNzE3My40OS4wLjA.#/
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