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 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 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...
Live Jazz at SPIN!
Sat, Feb 22
SPIN Washington DC
Feb 22, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SPIN Washington DC, 1332 F St NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA
Come have a drink and play a few rounds of Ping Pong accompanied by great jazz musical selections from the Steve Arnold Quartet!
Kemi Adegoroye @S.N.R.G Album Release Show!
Sat, Jan 25
S.N.R.G Album Release Show
Jan 25, 7:00 PM
S.N.R.G Album Release Show, 740 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Noah Nipp Trio @ Twins!
Wed, Jan 22
Twins Jazz
Jan 22, 8:00 PM
Twins Jazz, 1344 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Come see the Noah Nipp trio at Twins Jazz! Featuring a fantastic group featuring Emma Pivetta and Angel Bethea. We'll be doing some classics, modern tunes, and some of Noah's compositions and arrangements. It's going to be a great time, see the link for tickets!

"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.