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.

Angel Bethea

Angel Bethea


Catch Angel's Playing At...

  • Barbara and the Bon Vivants
    Sat, Jul 30
    Crazy Aunt Helen's
    Jul 30, 7:30 PM
    Crazy Aunt Helen's, 713 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Please join Barbara and the Bon Vivants at Crazy Aunt Helen’s for a wonderful evening of jazz!
  • Terra Bossa at All Set Restaurant & Bar
    Sat, Jul 30
    All Set Restaurant & Bar
    Jul 30, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    All Set Restaurant & Bar, Plaza 5, 8630 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
  • Dominique Bianco @ Blues Alley
    Fri, Jul 29
    Blues Alley
    Jul 29, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Blues Alley, Blues Alley, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Come catch Dominique Bianco at Blues Alley, singing a collection of some of her originals tunes mixed with standards from the American Songbook! Her band will feature Tommy Holladay on guitar, Romeir Mendez on bass and Angel Bethea on drums. Tickets $35:

"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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