Kareem “Jesus” Devlin is a professional guitarist, artist, and producer who was born and raised in New York City. He was given the nickname “Jesus” by Lady Gaga while playing lead guitar on her Monster Ball Tour and while working on the Born This Way album. He has toured around the world and performed on TV shows including SNL, The Today Show, Ellen, American Idol, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more. In addition to work with Lady Gaga he has worked with many bands, singer songwriters and producers including Nile Rodgers, Danielia Cotton, Sophie B. Hawkins and others.
As a teacher, Kareem works with all levels of aspiring musicians from beginning children to more advanced adults. While helping to develop technical ability, Kareem enjoys encouraging the development each student’s individual style and sound. Kareem is a warm and relaxed teacher who believes that the process of learning music should be both fun and exciting, and that the journey of musical discovery never ends.
Kareem can currently be seen performing in his band Villins at http://www.Villins.com.
Watch Kareem play You & I with Lady Gaga on Jimmy Kimmel Live below: