My blog contains thoughts on music, faith and life in this beautiful, heartbreaking, hope-filled world.
A Poem: Music Magic
I read this poem to open the inDIGenous Jazz Concert Series show in October 2019. It is my belief that every time we perform it is an experience to be had by all, that we, the musicians and listeners, create … Read More
Voices: Album Release Show & Backstory
Betsy Ezell will present and celebrate the release of her debut full length album, Voices, on Friday, January 25 at North Street Cabaret. The Betsy Ezell Quintet will perform the original compositions and arrangements from the album, well known standards, … Read More
Heading into the studio — with your support!
Hello friends and fans, We’re headed into the studio to record an album of original tunes written as part of the Feminine Blue writing project and more. The ladies of the Quintet, Becca May Grant and Laurie Lang, … Read More
Feminine Blue Writing and Recording Project Update
As some of you know, I, along with the incredible ladies I have the pleasure of performing with, am in the middle of a writing and recording project, thanks largely to an Artist Development Grant from the Greater Madison Jazz … Read More
We’re Making a Record!
BIG NEWS!!! I’m thrilled to announce I’ve been awarded an Artist Development grant from The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium! This grant will partially fund a writing and recording project I’m working on in collaboration with some fabulous women musicians … Read More
Wow, what an thrill! I’ve been podcasted! I was recently interviewed for VOICES, a podcast about creativity, singers and speakers hosted by the talented Alma Cook. Pursuing songwriting and performing has been a journey, especially alongside the demands of parenting. If … Read More
Summer Night on the Terrace // 6.2.17
The Betsy Ezell Quartet thanks everyone who came out to the show on June 2 at the Memorial Union Terrace. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the lovely evening and the view! Here are a few pics of the evening, with photo … Read More
On My Way to You
On My Way to You by Betsy Ezell ©2016 Betsy Ezell Music Verse 1 You’re like a fountain I can’t get enough of Everyday I need to take a deep long drink of You But there’s so much to … Read More
Hymn to Freedom
Driving home from work a couple months ago, I was listening to WORT, the local, hippie radio station. I don’t listen often, but this particular day it was meant to be. There was a jazz program on and suddenly I … Read More
Leading worship at the Kingdom Justice Summit the last two years has been an incredible opportunity to see a lot of my passions intersect: multicultural worship, social justice, community, and unity. This year Travis Agnew took the lead, joined by … Read More