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 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 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. 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...

  • Jazz In The Country 2nd Annual Jazz Festival
    Aug 28, 2021, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    King George, 17420 Mt Bethel Ln, King George, VA 22485, USA
  • Jammin Java Presents Terra Firma
    Sun, Aug 01
    Jammin Java
    Aug 01, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180, USA

"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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