Gene Perla presents the Ryan Devlin Quartet
Friday, August 19, 2022, 7:30 pm
Ryan Devlin, leader/saxophone
Mike Bond, piano
Gene Perla, bass
Adam Nussbaum, drums
Hear Lehigh-notes of pure jazz. The region’s own Gene Perla returns with young Jazz sax Master, Ryan Devlin. Mike Bond on piano and Adam Nussbaum round out this virtuoso quartet.
RYAN DEVLIN BIOGRAPHY
Ryan Devlin is a 25 year old saxophonist and private woodwind instructor living in Boston, MA. Devlin started his musical journey with his father Scott Devlin who was the leader of the Walt Disney World Sax Quartet. Music was always in the house when Ryan was a child. Scott was always teaching lessons or practicing for his next gig. Ryan was immediately interested and asked his Dad to teach him saxophone around age 9, after playing piano for 3 years. Since then Ryan has been practicing, gigging and teaching everyday!
Ryan has been a member and featured soloist in ensembles such as The Florida All State Jazz band, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orlando Jazz Orchestra, The Seaworld Saxophone Quartet and the UCF Flying Horse Big Band just to name a few. Ryan is also the 2017 winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society and was runner up in 2017 Bob Washington Jazz scholarship competition.
Ryan is currently attending the New England Conservatory where he is completing his masters degree under the direction of saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. Ryan also has also taken lessons with world class musicians Chad Lefkowitz Brown, Alain Bradette, Lucas Pino and Airmen of Note saxophonist Tedd Baker. Ryan has also performed with world class musicians like trumpeter Terell Stafford and Sean Jones. Noted saxophonists Dick Oatts, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Chad Lefkowitz Brown, Jerry Weldon and drummer Adam Nussbaum just to name a few!