photo courtesy of Andrew Ruiz

Links to Music Sites

Beth with her father, Larry.

Although Beth’s talent in music was already showing itself at a young age, music is only one of her many interests. She also loves the outdoors and spends most of her free time hiking, camping, and boating with her family. Reading, teaching, traveling, cooking, and occasionally resting, all score high on the list. She would like to share some sites with you that she thinks are interesting or important.

Music News: An interview with Larry Lederman relating how the young sounds of Arizona started. This amazing saxophone player is a long-time collaborator and friend of Beth’s. Mary is featured on many of the recordings on Beth’s website. Bass player Felix Sainz and Beth have worked together for many years and continue to do so in a rich musical collaboration. Jazz Radio for the Valley and jazz listings of live music. Listen to an interview with Beth in 2015. The Desert Botanical Garden has a great music series and a wonderful collection of cactus from all over Arizona. Beth has played their concert series for more than 18 years with her own bands as well as with Sherry Roberson and Pete Pancrazi.

Links to Other Sites An artist in Phoenix, Arizona whose work focuses on anatomy, both human and animal. Martinez’s drawing, paintings and prints are featured in three publications through the Hispanic Research Center and Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue of Arizona State University. Both ASU and the University of Norte Dame have commissioned Martinez to create limited edition prints. Beth is on the faculty of the All Saints Episcopal Day School, where she teaches music and Spanish.

Beth on vacation
Beth found this decorated piano on Vancouver Island, B.C.

Harry Potter Alliance: The Harry Potter Alliance is an international group that uses popular media to promote social change. This amazing toolkit has an incredible amount of resources and links! (Full disclosure – this was put together by Beth’s daughter.) Top-Notch Tree Works is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Arborist/owner Bob Granger is an ISA certified arborist with over 25 years of experience. Top-Notch is fully insured and equipped to handle any and all tree maintenance situations and has extensive experience in native plants, introduced exotics, and technical take-downs. For residential and commercial properties, Top-Notch is committed to quality and safety.

World Wildlife Fund: A groups of dedicated people working hard to save the world’s wildlife and their environment.

Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world’s toughest places. Beth’s entire family are avid environmentalists with a passion for the manatee. They need help. Cheetahs are endangered throughout their range and within 20 years could well become extinct in the wild. Beth’s family belongs to this organization that is working hard to save these magnificent cats.

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