An Evening of Soul Jazz with Merlon Devine
Wednesday 11th October 2023
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
The Hampstead Jazz Club is very excited to present the intriguing, soulful, innovative and soothing urban contemporary jazz styled music, Merlon Devine is known for. His latest single “Shimmer” is currently being played on national and international radio stations.
Merlon Devine’s signature sound and soulful expression on the horn has set him apart and propelled him onto various stages during his career. From mega churches to international jazz festival tours, concert halls and more, Merlon Devine is a veteran performer known for his dynamic and mesmerising stage presence.
Love and Inspiration can come from many places, but Merlon Devine’s love and inspiration to play music came from right inside his childhood home. Growing up with singing mother and a guitar playing father, Merlon and his nine siblings lived in a home filled with gospel music. Although Merlon did not have the gift to sing as many of his siblings did, he eventually found his voice on the saxophone.
He has shared the stage with Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson, Jr., Tom Braxton and Michael Manson to name a few. He considers saxophonist Kirk Whalum and Najee as his musical mentors.
Hill has over 20 years in the industry, respect has well and truly been earned from the East to the West. Touring across the world with some of music’s finest artists whose genres are as diverse as his abilities.
With roots in Gospel working with legends such as Andrae Crouch, The Clark Sisters, the late James Moore, the late Jesses Dixon, Ron Kenoly, Kelli Williams, Marvin Sapp, Nu Colours, The Inspirational Choir and The London Community Gospel Choir, he made his mark as ‘one of the best.’
His versatile nature and exceptional skill has also secured places on tours and as a highly regarded session guitartist in the world of R&B/Soul and Pop for the likes of Erykah Badu, Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart (Floetry), C.J. Lewis, 3T, Dru Hill, Ne-Yo, Pharoahe Monche, Jamelia, Lemar, Beverly Knight, Hil St. Soul, Simon Webbe, Geri Halliwell, Phil Collins, Shaznay Lewis, the late Amy Winehouse, Don-E, Omar, Junior Giscombe, Janet Kay, Paulette Tarja, Winsome, Brenda Edwards (X-Factor), Rachel Hylton (X-Factor), Voices With Soul (X-Factor), Delta Goodrhum, Lucy Silvas, David & Carrie Grant, Izzi Dunn(Gorillaz), David McAlmont, Brian McFadden, Brian Temba (Lion King), Jamie Cullum, G4 and Manu Dibango.
Merlon Devine– Saxophone
Vanburgh Hill– Guitar
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm