The Pulse of Entertainment - November 4, 2022

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Saxophonist Merlon Devine Releases ‘Stirred' Single from ‘Soul Jazz' Album


(November 4, 2022) - "It's from my heart," said Contemporary Jazz saxophonist Merlon Devine about his eight album "Soul Jazz." "Everybody in my family sings...I found my voice through the sax. I imitate their voices."

The album is now highlighting the third single "Stirred" produced by Matt Godina (keyboard and guitar) and featuring Godina, Kevin Stancil on bass and Lester Estelle, Jr. on drums.

"I wanted to get started on a new CD...Started in 2019 during the pandemic. I had time to write, and the songs were just coming," said Devine who is one of nine siblings.

A preacher's kid, Merlon is an Arkansas native that resides in the Maryland/Washington, DC area. He has a love for Gospel and R&B music, and it's heard in his style of horn playing. As with most Contemporary Jazz saxophonists they can make their sax sing, well Merlon makes his rap, especially on the "Stirred" single.

"I'm a Christian...I get a lot of inspiration out of that," he told me when discussing his upbringing in the church.

Just finishing a tour of churches in October Merlon Devine is always putting his skills to use which also includes playing the keyboard and guitar.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Dr. Eunice Moseley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations and Business Management Strategist and Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 24th year. Next events are coming to Baltimore via Zoom Saturday April 15, 2023, presented by Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times, and Los Angeles via Zoom Saturday, November 11 2023. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering a Professional Industry Panel Q&A Session, a Professional Talent Showcase and National Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $17,500 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email

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