- Queen Bey has been
working with students since the early 1980's.
- "I don't want to
just come and perform. I want to give them lessons on
- Musically, Queen Bey
takes students through gospel, blues and scat, and its
relationship to rap music. "As it all boils down, we're
all basically the same. It's just our cultures that make
us different. But music helps bring us together. And
that's my main focus with the kids. I love what I do, but
I could do something different with the kids every day
for the rest of my life."
- "In her deep,
booming voice Queen Bey - heard frequently at Kansas
City's Plaza III and other spots across the nation -
encourgaged even the most shell-shocked of the
performers, sometimes whispering possible ""bob be bob""
combinations in their directions."
- Topeka Capitol
Journal - 1998
- "Like a smooth
breeze, Kansas City jazz singer Queen Bey blew into
Fulton this week with a message beyond her music." "Queen
Bey has a talent that captivates her audiences." "She's
not only a superb singer, but she possesses a human
warmth that makes her a wonderful ambassador for the
youth, her country and the art of jazz."
- Fulton Sun Gazette -
- Queen Bey provides
in-school performances, workshops, audience discussions,
master classes, and artist in residence programs to
schools, colleges, universities and organizations.
Performances are accompanied by a pianist or her full
- For more information
on Jazz In The Classroom programs, please call