Fort Collins, CO
Venue Address (Get Directions)Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge
Date and Time
Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 10:00pm
Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, Devon Parker has been performing and creating music with a deeply rooted passion and spirit. Her style contains elements of R&B, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Hip Hop, Reggae/World, Blues, and Electronica. Her Childhood spent surrounded by a family of musicians made it clear that Jazz, Motown and the Blues were in her blood. Devon’s father, a touring keyboard player, performed for many years under the Warner Brothers-Reprise label. Devon’s Uncle, was a trumpeter and arranger for Woody Herman, Wayne Cochran and Blood, Sweat and Tears. With her ability to draw from her life experiences and her musical roots, Devon Parker delivers an inimitably honest voice. Her influences include Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Sarah Vaughan, Prince, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Aretha Franklin, Kim Burrell.
She is currently the front woman for The Nu-Classics, a funk Organ trio who has shared the stage with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten, The Pimps of Joytime, The Motet and many others. Recently she performed as a guest singer with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at The Fillmore, The Ogden, Bear Creek Music Festival and Tour De Fat. In the Summer/Fall of 2011 she had the opportunity to tour with the West Coast Hip Hop innovator Del The Funky Homosapien (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Heiroglyphics).
Devon Parker also sings regularly with the group SuperCollider, which can be found performing at the best jazz clubs in Colorado. SuperCollider has shared the stage with Tower of Power, Charlie Hunter and others. They were also selected to perform at the 2012 Telluride Jazz Festival. As well as singing, Devon Parker writes and records progressive original music. Now in 2012, Devon is working with the producer Jim Dunloop (Paris based producer) to release an album late 2012-early 2013.