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Sue Sheriff Jazz + Bess and Kate + Ryan Devlin Trio

Sue Sheriff Jazz + Bess and Kate + Ryan Devlin Trio
Sue Sheriff Jazz + Bess and Kate + Ryan Devlin Trio


Jul 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:50 PM



Sue Sheriff is a vocal jazz musician who performs in the greater Portland, Maine area. She has been entertaining audiences young and old since she was six. Some of her vocal influences include classics such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Anita O ‘Day. She loves to sing jazz standards from the 1930’s – 1950’s along with more current material. Her rich tones marry the elegance and swing of the classic tunes well, bringing them to life for her captive audiences.

Inspired by her children, Sue previously released a nationally acclaimed CD of original children’s songs in 1998. Following the success of that album, she released a second album in 2005. In 2008, she self-published an illustrated children’s book and accompanying CD with original songs entitled In Harmony and Other Songs of Peace.

Sue returned to her passion for jazz and began singing in many New England venues such as Blue, Solo Bistro, Harvest on the Harbor, the Local Buzz, and the Encore Lounge in Boston, as well as multiple private functions. In 2016, she released her album, “Better than Anything” produced by the late Rebecca Parris. She is a welcome performer on any stage.


Bess & Kate

With Bess Jacques on keyboards and vocals, and Kate Campbell Strauss on saxophone.


Ryan Devlin is a 27-year-old saxophonist and woodwind instructor living in Boston. Ryan started his musical journey with his father Scott Devlin who was the leader of the Walt Disney World Sax Quartet. Music was always in their home when Ryan was a child as Scott was teaching lessons, practicing for his next gig, or listening to records. Ryan immediately became interested and asked his dad to teach him saxophone at age 9 after having playedthe piano for 3 years. Since then, Ryan has been practicing, gigging, and teaching every day.

Ryan completed a Jazz Performance master’s degree at The New England Conservatory in Boston under the instruction of saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi in 2023 and is currently on staff at Newton South High School, Newton, Massachusetts.

Ryan has been a member and featured soloist in ensembles including The Florida All State Jazz Band, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Orlando Jazz Orchestra. Ryan has toured a majority of the United States & Canada playing at famous jazz clubs like Smalls in NYC, Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando, The Rex in Toronto, and Rudy’s Jazz Room in Nashville. He is also the 2017 winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society Scholarship Competition and was runner up in the 2017 Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship Competition.

Ryan has taken lessons with world class musicians Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Alain Bradette, Lucas Pino, and Airmen of Note Tedd Baker. He has performed and/or recorded with pianists Davis Whitfield Jr. and Mike Bond, saxophonists Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Steve Kortyka, and Dave Pollack, bassist Gene Perla, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Ulysses Owens Jr., and many other notable musicians.


Doors @ 5PM

Sue Sheriff Jazz @ 6PM

Bess Jacques and The Strays @ 8PM

Ryan Devlin Trio @ 10PM

This event is donation based, bring cash to tip the musicians!


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