Love and inspiration can come from many places, but Merlon Devine’s love and inspiration to play music came from right inside his childhood home in Little Rock, Arkansas. With a singing mother, a guitar-playing father, and nine siblings, Merlon eventually found his voice on the saxophone. Merlon has developed a signature soulful sound with Gospel-tinged expression on the horn, which has set him apart and propelled him onto various stages worldwide.
"I refer to the style of music I play as Soul Jazz," Merlon explains. "The true essence...