Devin Okey is a Metro-Atlanta saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist and film/video game composer. Whether as a solo performer, member of a horn section, or leader of a full band, he is sure to bring top-tier talent to your event or project. Devin has performed across the U.S. in a wide variety of genres with artists such as Monroe Powell of The Platters, David Rudder, and Sheilah Ray Charles of the Ray Charles family. He is currently a featured sideman with the Americana band, Caleb and The Gents, having performed recently at Musikfest 2017. Devin's range of services include performance, private instruction on woodwind instruments, and composition for games or film
I don't know where to start because there are so many positive things that I can say about Devin. First, after I booked Devin for my 20th anniversary garden party, he emailed me to inquire if there were any special selections that I would like in addition to his normal playlist and accommodated each of my requests. He arrived on time and was very professional. He was also very personable and had an infectious smile. My choice in music is very eclectic. Devin can handle classic, contemporary, and even get down with the upbeat, funky sounds of Stevie Wonder and then slow the crowd down with smooth jazz. He is really talented and I am not one to give out compliments if they aren't deserved. My guests are still buzzing about my garden party event. I just met Devin but he will be my go to musician for any future events that I host. Hire him-- I promise you won't be disappointed!!!! Thanks again, Devin Okey Music!!!!
Response from Devin Okey Music:
Thank you so much Wanda! I'm glad you enjoyed our performance. It was a pleasure providing music for your anniversary! Don't hesitate to be in touch for future engagements!
Devin Okey performed at our wedding as part of a Jazz Quartet and was the standout amongst a great group of musicians. His soulful rendition of "Isn't She Lovely" was one of the sweetest moments of the sets that were played. Mr. Okey was a consummate professional and played both standards and contemporary classics that left many a toe tapping and smiles on the faces of young and old!! We plan to use Mr. Okey and his group again for an engagement party in the future! Very pleased with the musical talent, professionalism, and class he brought to our special event--
Response from Devin Okey Music:
Thanks for your stellar review! It was a pleasure playing your wedding and I'll be in touch soon to discuss the engagement party! : )
Price Range: $250-$2000
What to Expect
Devin Okey offers a variety of performance services including;
-Solo Saxophone with and without digital accompaniment
-Small Group performances ranging from duo to quintent
-These include jazz combos, saxophone quartets, flute
quartets and custom ensembles
-Six Piece R&B/Funk Outfit (with and without vocalist)
-Masterclasses with solo or small group performance
Devin Okey also offers composition services for video games, commercials, or film.
Devin Okey received his Bachelor of Jazz Performance at Kennesaw State University. At KSU, Devin primarily studied with jazz saxophonist and woodwind doubler, Sam Skelton, as well as Atlanta jazz pianist and composer, Tyrone Jackson. Other notable mentors to Devin include pianist Kevin Bales, saxophonists Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Mace Hibbard and Kenyon Carter, guitarist Trey Wright, composer Steve Dancz, and clarinetist John Warren.
Devin Okey has performed with Tim Armacost, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Tim Whalen, and David Rudder as well as the Ray Charles family. He has also appeared at venues such as Churchill Grounds, Stage 51, Spivey Hall, and other venues across the Eastern United States to play his original music. Devin is comfortable and well versed in performing any genre of music and in a variety of ensembles.
Past Booked Events
|September 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
Devin Okey's setlist is available through direct contact and is catered personally to your event.
Influences & Inspiration
Devin's influences are eclectic and wide reaching, much like his music. On the saxophone, Devin finds his influences deeply rooted in the funk and blues of saxophonists such as David Sanborn, Maceo Parker, Cannonball Adderley, and Kenny Garrett. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, and James Brown also loom large in Devin's playing and writing.
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