Performing with one of Kansas City's most dynamic quartets, Ms. Bey "epitomizes the true jazz singer, in that she comes from a vocal tradition that is rooted in older African American Musics such as blues, spirituals, and gospel. You can hear her command and understanding of these powerful singing traditions when she performs. Her vocal stylings are outstanding and she is a contemporary master continuing the tradition of great singers like Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington."

Dr. Leonard Brown, African American Studies Northeastern University, Boston
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