Patrick McDevitt, a native Coloradan, is an upright and electric bassist who specializes in a plethora of musical stylings. From jazz to funk and latin to punk, McDevitt is well versed in his trade. After graduating from the Denver School of the Arts, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 and his Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music in 2017. In the midst of receiving those two degrees, McDevitt enjoyed a successful stint in New Orleans playing with The Mike Dillon Band. During his time with the band, McDevitt toured the country performing at some of the biggest music festivals and opening for Karl Denson, Galactic and rock legends Clutch and Primus.
McDevitt’s passion for music and his drive to grow as an artist can be accredited to the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, where he was a student and later an educator. It was there that he met some of the Denver musicians that would become his mentors and later his bandmates. He was able to expand his network and play with world class musicians. McDevitt has performed with the likes of Eric Alexander, Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Art Lande, Eric Gunnison, Brad Goode, Eddie Roberts, Paul Romaine, Annie Booth, Jeff Jenkins and Greg Tanner Harris.
In 2015, McDevitt earned the honor of being named as one of KUVO’s “30 Under 30” young, local jazz musicians to watch in Denver. He has performed across the country at renowned music festivals and showcases such as the Telluride Jazz Festival, Summercamp, Jam Cruise, Wakarusa, and the Vail Jazz Winter Series being just a few of the highlights. Currently, McDevitt is a busy performer and can regularly be found at some of Denver’s most iconic jazz venues including Dazzle and Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club. McDevitt is an active and in demand bass player in Denver and does not disappoint with his incredible expertise and captivating stage presence.