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 is also performing with several university ensembles like Mason Jazz Big Band, Mason Jazz Workshop Band and Steel Pan ensemble. She has 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 about twelve years now and is looking forward to a lifetime of continuing to play, mentor, teach and help out with non profit arts organizations.


Catch Angel's Playing At...

Terra Firma at Jammin' Java
Fri, Oct 09
Jammin Java
Oct 09, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180, USA
Come check out Terra Firma at Jammin Java for a lovely evening of soul, jazz and r&b music! Bring a friend and drive up or dine outside for a safe, social distance friendly evening of good food and music!
Common Ground Band
Fri, Aug 21
The Sutton Apartments
Aug 21, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Sutton Apartments, 2300 Vantage Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA
Common Ground is known for their excellent funk grooves and the good time they give the crowd! Come on down with a friend and be ready to dance! Bring a blanket, a chair and whatever else you'll need to have a good time with us!
"Beat the PANdemic" Live Performance
Wed, Jul 29
Facebook Live
Jul 29, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Facebook Live
Join phenomenal steel pannist Domenic Lewis, representing Barbados with bandmates Selwyn Mendez on guitar and Angel Bethea on drums for a night Caribbean & jazz music!

"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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