Devon Leal Bridgewater is a Phoenix native and graduated from Harvard University in 1981. The Nuance Jazz Trio was awarded, “Best Jazz Performers” by The Arizona Republic and has toured internationally. Devon performed with his mentor Dizzy Gillespie, Ted Curson, and The Herb Pomeroy Boston Big Band. He was also featured with pianist John Lewis (musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet), violinist Johnny Frigo and tenor saxophonist, Bud Freeman. Bridgewater has won performance honors from Jazz in Arizona (Jazz in AZ), KJZZ FM 91.5, AZ Jazz Magazine, and was listed in Down Beat Magazine as a “Player to Catch.”. Devon received his Ph.D. in History from Arizona State University in December, 2018.
Dennis Sexton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University and has worked with jazz greats Mose Allison and Herb Ellis. Dennis has toured extensively throughout Arizona and Mexico on behalf of the Arizona Commission on the Arts with Nuance. He has played thousands of corporate events throughout Arizona, California and New Mexico. Dennis was voted “Best Bassist” by his peers and fans in a local poll for AZ Jazz Magazine. He has backed up many performers including Joan Rivers and BB King.
Just a few notes is all it takes for audiences to be captivated by Jackie's soulful and sultry voice. A self-taught singer she started performing at the age of 9 in her hometown of Chicago, IL. As a vintage jazz singer she delivers a glamorous performance full of old hollywood sparkle and glam. Her musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, Michael Buble, Billie Holiday, & Selena to name a few. In 2015 she appeared in an LGV10 commercial scatting alongside actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt & HitRecord team. Jackie breathes new life into every iconic american standard, swing, latin and pop song she performs. Jackie joined Nuance in 2019 and together they've been dazzling audience's with swingin' jazz throughout the valley!
Jazz Guitarist Dan Sieckman received a Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University in 1981. He played extensively in the Phoenix area during the late seventies and early eighties in a variety of jazz and commercial settings. Dan took a somewhat different path than many guitarists, primarily learning the jazz idiom from pianists including Dr. Tom Ferguson, Dan Hearle, and Chuck Moronic while at Arizona State.