Bethany got her start singing in a Gospel choir in high school. It was not until 2011 that Bethany found her love of jazz music. After taking a few years off from singing she felt inspired to enter a talent show at an event near Stockholm, Sweden. With a guitar accompaniment, her reentry into singing was witnessed by a crowd of over 300 people. As a result, Bethany was invited to join a group of jazz musicians in Seattle and has been singing ever since.

In 2014 she relocated to Nashville, TN where she sang with a number of bands and work with other local artists. Bethany moved to New York City in May of 2016 to continue her career as a jazz vocalist.

Inspiration

Billie Holiday ◊ Ella Fitzgerald ◊ Dinah Washington ◊ Anita O’Day ◊ Nina Simone ◊ Fats Waller ◊ Louis Armstrong ◊ Nat King Cole ◊ Bing Crosby ◊ Tamar Korn ◊ Tuba Skinny ◊ Meschiya Lake and the Lil Big Horns ◊ Lake Street Dive ◊ Cécile McLorin Salvant ◊ Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five

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