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Getting To Know Devon Jorge

Devon_Jorge_dancehall_reggae_jamaica.jpgDevon Jorge is one of the most promising, conscious and inspirational singers and songwriters to have emerged in recent times.

Originally from the parish of St. Ann in Jamaica, he attracted attention upon the release of his debut single “Cold Heart”. But that was just a taste of what was to come.

He has come a far way since his days of working as a waiter. However he soon realized that the job was a bit overwhelming and later on worked as a bartender. While honing his skills as a bartender at the piano bar and lounge, it became evident that his shift was the main entertainment segment each evening.

He utilized his singing ability to impress his co workers and customers. It was encouragement from friends and co workers that initially led him on his musical path. He would later embark on
formal training in playing piano before migrating overseas.

Devon would later join the Flex band which comprised reggae singer Glen Washington, Jr. Jazz and Timmy Love. The band performed throughout the Northeastern States for several years until he decided it was time to pursue other interests.

He began to explore the talents of his inspirations including reggae greats Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Garnet Silk, Beres Hammond, and rhythm and blues singer Marvin Gaye.

Devon Jorge has shared the stage with the likes of the late Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Tinga Stewart, Benjy Myers and Glen Washington. He also performed at Spring Break 2008 in Negril alongside the likes of Bounty Killer, Mavado, Beenie Man and Elephant
Man among others.

The video for his track Cold Heart was a hit on Suzie Q’s Video Alley Reggae Top Ten countdown and remained on the chart for several weeks. In 2009 his piercing and message laced single Questions was a radio favorite in Jamaica and its accompanying music video charted on RETV MVP Top Ten Video Countdown as well as HYPE TV’s VTX Video countdown.
Both songs continue to do well internationally in reggae circles.

Devon’s current singles include a cover of John Henry Kurtz’s Drift Away. A video for the track was recently directed by noted music video director Janelle Dyer. The song has been receiving left field treatment at radio in Jamaica and overseas.

Devon’s debut album is expected to be released in 2011.

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