After receiving her Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, Bethany Merritt returned to Nashville in 2017. Bethany draws inspiration from the classic tones of Blossom Dearie, Betty Carter, and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as creative contemporaries like Gretchen Parlato, Cyrille Aimee, and Esperanza Spalding. Bethany also has a passion for the unique sounds of modern vocal jazz ensembles, both as a member and director. Bethany's song styling is richly nuanced, cheeky yet ethereal, pure but commanding. Plus, Hot Club Happy Hour will perform at 6 pm ($7).