Hot House NYC Jazz Decision 2014 Award's Devin Bing: Best Male Vocalist


On September 17th, 2014 "Hot House" jazz magazine held it's 2nd annual NYC Jazz Decision award show. It was an evening that honored a full range of talented jazz musicians and vocalists in both individual and group categories. Within the mix of winners like Sonny Rollins, Phil Woods, Wycliffe Gordon and Stefon Harris, was this year's "newbie," Best Male Vocalist, Devin Bing. Filled with an entertaining night of performances and speeches, Melody Breyer-Grell covered it in her recent piece in the Huffington Post where she got her first glimpse and an "ear full of Bing"... "I was also newly introduced to the multi-talented singer, pianist and trumpet miming Devin Bing.

 Although a total original, Bing, a bit of a crooner, also  harkens back to the traditions of melodic jazz -- totally  accessible with the charisma of a "Golden Age"  entertainer. Blessed with his own sound, not really  resembling Harry Connick Jr., I can't imagine a fan of  his or Michael Buble not being taken hostage by Devin's  talents. Conversely, the aficionados of pure jazz greats  such as Kurt Elling and Mark Murphy might realize much  pleasure when exposed to an ear full of Bing. His  electrifying pianism is matched by a well-pitched voice,  able to sing a controlled straight tone adding a small,  healthy dose of vibrato, in a very homogenous, natural  way. Mr. Bing must be seen live as video cannot capture  the excitement he generates. Check out the schedule at -- as he will appear monthly" - Melody Greyer-Brell

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