Ryan Devlin is a 22 year old saxophonist and private woodwind instructor living in Orlando, FL. Devlin started his musical journey with his father Scott Devlin whom is the leader of the Walt Disney World Sax Quartet. Music was always in the house when Ryan was a child, Scott was always teaching lessons or practicing for his next gig. Ryan was immediately interested and asked his Dad to teach him saxophone around age 9, after playing piano for 3 years. Since then Ryan has been practicing, gigging and teaching everyday!
Ryan has been a member and featured soloist in ensembles like The Florida All State Jazz band, The Orlando Philharmonic, The Orlando Jazz Orchestra, The Seaworld Saxophone Quartet and the UCF Flying horse big band just to name a few. Ryan is also the 2017 winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society and the 2017 Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship Competitions.
To continue his studies and education in music Ryan is currently attending the University of Central Florida where is he earning his degree in jazz studies under the direction of saxophonist Jeff Rupert. Ryan also has pursed lessons with world class musicians like Chad Lefkowitz Brown, Alain Bradette, and Lucas Pino and Airmen of note saxophonist Tedd Baker. Ryan has also performed with world class musicians in trumpeter Terell Stafford, Saxophonists Dick Oatts, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Chad Lefkowitz Brown and Jerry Weldon as well as drummer Adam Nussbaum just to make a few!