Saxophonist Devrick Bell currently resides in the McKinnney Tx area after 15 years in Orlando Fl performing locally and throughout Central Florida and Tampa area fine dinning establishments and festivals and other private functions. Devrick was born in Augsburg, Germany but spent his formative and early adult years living in Pasadena, CA where as a young 11 year old he began taking saxophone lessons in school. Inspired by the music of so many of the great artist on the Southern California scene at the time, Devrick continued playing throughout high school and on through college at San Diego City College and Cal State Universtity, Northridge. One of his greatest early encounters was at 16 with the legendary reed man Bennie Maupin of Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters and Miles Davis – Bitches Brew fame. Devrick was able to study under him for the final 2 years of high school, taking with him a great set of foundational horn skills to begin fulfilling his musical aspirations.
Devrick’s musical appetite is big and he enjoys lending his talents to many different musical styles and genres. He has a distinctive, bold sound that taps into the spirit of some his favorite and inspirational players of past and present but still strives to make his sound his own. Devrick has recorded many sessions as sax-for-hire or as a member of a horn section over the last 25 years as well as currently writing and producing music. Devrick has performed many dates with R&B vocalist and multi instrumentalist, Miles Jaye.
Devrick is also a member of Orlando based Neo-Funk outfit The Gerry Williams Band. The band’s 2013 debut release named “You Think Think You’ve Heard It All” is currently available on iTunes and CDBaby.