Bethany Pickens is an award winning pianist and composer. She began her musical training under the watchful tutelage of her father Willie Pickens, world class Jazz pianist. Since graduating from the American Conservatory of Music, Bethany has had the opportunity to perform, record, sit-in, and conduct clinics with such artist as Branford Marsalis, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Roy Hargrove, Willie Pickens, Susan Anton, and Grammy award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater. This Chicago native has composed music for PBS, Discovery Channel, NBA TV, ESPN as well as commercials for radio. 'Bethany's peformance is sparked by her adventurous compositions....'DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE' 'Steeped in tradition, commited to creativity' is how Bethany describes her musical outlook. ' A musical menu-----something for everyone.