Bethany began her keyboard training under the tutelage of her father, jazz pianist Willie Pickens, followed by more classical training at the American Conservatory of Music. Since graduating from the American Conservatory of Music she has performed at various festivals including The Chicago Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, and Ibiza Jazz Festival in Spain. Bethany has performed duo concerts with her father at Symphony Center, Ravinia, The Steinway Society, and The International Association of Jazz Educators, and has conducted clinics, performed, and recorded with such artists as Ray Brown, Branford Marsalis, Von Freeman, Clark Terry, Terance Blanchard, Oscar Brown Jr., Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Louis Bellson and DeeDee Bridgewater. She has worked as an Artist in Residence with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools All-City Elementary Jazz Ensemble, and as an occasional Instructor with the Ravinia Jazz Scholars Program. She is currently a Piano Lab teacher at Kenwood Academy, her alma mater. Bethany is joined by CHUCK WEBB, bass, and CHARLES HEATH, drums.