November 26, 1999

Variety Magazine

"Kansas City blues queen Queen Bey brought her laid-back style of jazz and blues...for her Gotham debut. Her natural style and understated approach to the material make for a solid crowd pleaser...Aside from being an ace singer, Bey is an extraordinarily warm and charming presence on-stage. Her set seems more like an intimate conversation between friends than a concert"

September 7, 1996

San Angelo Standard Times

"Queen Bey's workshop wasn't just about music. It was about life."

February 17, 1998

Topeka Capitol Journal

"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."

December 29, 1996

TheNew York Times

"Though Kansas City is no longer in the upper ranks of jazz towns, it does offer a wide variety of styles and performers in friendly and accessible setting. Some musicians call the Kansas City sound jazz, but describe it as blues-based and with a swinging style. Others say the sound is where jazz and blues meet. Although best known for aiding the careers of Parker and Count Basie, Kansas City also has nurtured many other jazz artists over the years, including Jay McShann, Max Roach, Marilyn Maye, Queen Bey, Mary Lou Williams and Joe Turner."

February 5, 1999

Fulton Sun Gazette

"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."

February 26, 1999

The Olathe Sun

"Queen Bey juggles a busy career: performing in jazz clubs, teaching (including a stint at Missouri's Westminster College, where she has been named Jazz Educator) and perparing for her next role, in the Theatre League production of ""Once On This Island""..with her ""Ain't Misbehavin'"" co-star Danny Cox."

June 5, 2001

The Salina Journal

"The movie is based on the Ninth Street area in Junction City that for decades catered to black soldiers at nearby Fort Riley." "Kansas City jazz legend Queen Bey played Mother Butler..." "((Isaac)) Hayes played a wino and contributed three tunes to the soundtrack. And Martin Sheen plays Father Frank...." "Sheen had been in Lawrence filming a miniseries with Bey, who introduced the actor to Willmtot ((Kevin Willmott - Director))."

March 10, 2002

Manhattan Mercury

"What do you do when you're face to face with a legend?" That was the dilemma that presented itself to me the night of March 8, when I had the chance to talk with jazz singer, actress and songwriter Queen Bey." "This was a woman who had been singing in Kansas City clubs since she was twelve; a woman who had received training from singers of mythic proportion - Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald - while performing at the Orchid Room (itself a legend). She is also an actress, having performed in Broadway shows such as ""Ain't Misbehavin'"" and August Wilson's ""Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"" amd a TV mini-series called ""Matter of Justice."" "She's going back to the festival ((William Inge Theatre Festival)) this year to work with Neil Simon and teach a master class on theatre."