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 Metropolitanroom.com -- as he will appear monthly" - Melody Greyer-Brell
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