By Patte Purcell

Female percussionists are rare, and to find one that is also a vocalist is even more uncommon. Beth Tschantre being young (25 years old), talented, beautiful and experienced is quite a find.  This stunning young lady, who looks like a fitness model, just appeared on American Idol and even though she didn’t win, she placed in the top 100 contestants and certainly brought a lot of attention to herself.

This young talent has been a full-time performer and singer since she was 16 years old, when she sang in her family’s band at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, 6 nights a week! How’s that for experience?

Beth comes from a big family; her mom and stepdad had 6 kids between them when they got married and added 2 more for a total of 8 children. It was her mom’s dream to become a musician and so they formed a family band. They gave Beth her congas at age 16 as a birthday present and offered her a spot in their band, Turquoise. They performed 60 songs a night that included blues, rock, even disco, giving   Beth an array of musical experience. She played drums, and along with her sisters sang background vocals. She also performed lead vocals as she and her sisters and mom switched off. This family act continued until her parents divorced. She then moved to L.A. to continue her career.

Dubbed ‘The Worlds Sexiest Percussionist’ she plays with LA DJs where she adds a sexy vibe to their act.

She and her mom, Tiger Lyn, continue to write music together and plan to produce a CD together. Her mother has already had success as a recording artist when she released an independent CD.

Tschantre auditioned for America’s Got Talent at age 18 and felt it was a great experience, but that she needed more practice. She also tried out for X Factor.   She still plans to try out for The Voice.   She also co-wrote a song for an independent film called “America’s Still the Place,” which is currently doing well in film festivals.  After an introduction from her aunt, she was approached by photographer and videographer, Jack Guy (Marlboro Man), who wanted to produce a video with a conga remix of “Moves like Jagger.” This sexy video features beautiful women in sexy lingerie, and shots of Beth playing the congas. It had more than 30,000 hits in 30 days.

This very talented, sweet and darling girl is poised for greatness. We are pleased to include her as one of our core band members of the Celebrity Jazz Jam series at Desert Willow. Her first appearance will be on ‘Latin Night’ on Monday, Feb. 22 from 5-8. She will be singing and performing congas on the songs “Black Magic Woman” and the finale, “Rhythm is Going to Get You,” with all of the band members. In addition, she will be playing congas on some of the other artist’s songs.

She will continue on with the next jam on Monday, March 21, with our ‘Standards’ night. This talented lady brings a sexy and fun vibe to the Celebrity Jazz Jam series.

You can find out more about Conga Beth by visiting here website at

For tickets to Celebrity Jazz Jam visit or contact me at 1-702-219-6777.

Patte Purcell – Muze Muzic