Bassist Keter Betts is in demand at festivals throughout the country and for numerous record dates. He was born in Port Chester, New York and started as a drummer, later taking up the bass in 1946. He quickly became a sought after musician and played in the rhythm sections of Cannonball Adderley, Earl Bostic, Dinah Washington and Woody Herman. He maintained a long relationship with guitarist Charlie Byrd and pianist Tommy Flanagan and recorded and toured with Ella Fitzgerald. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. where he performs in public school concerts in between his road engagements.
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