Beth Varela is a professional drummer based in Minneapolis, MN. She performs regularly with jazz, blues, pop, and world-music groups, but is most recognized as the drummer for Miss Myra and the Moonshiners. With the moonshiners, Beth has had the opportunity to tour areas of the United States and Europe. Additional groups that Beth performs and records with regularly include the Good Time Gals, Debbie Briggs’ Vintage Jazz, Katia Cardenas, and Tom Hunter. Ticket To Brasil, Beasley’s Big Band, and the Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra are just a few of the groups that regularly work with Beth on a part-time basis.
In addition to performing live, Beth is a music educator, clinician, and studio drummer. Contact beth for information on private piano lessons, drum lessons, clinician requests, or if you’re in need of a drummer for your next live performance or studio session.