Delivering an infectious blend of soul, jazz and rhythm & blues, the Delvon Lamarr Trio proves to be a band on the rise and specializes in the lost art of “feel good music.” Their tantalizing grooves, lush sounds and vibrant jam sessions are always fresh, with improvisations strengthened by their undeniable chemistry. It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to your heart, making your body break out in a sweat. Featured on Seattle’s KEXP’s “Local Artist Spotlight” in July 2017 followed by a live performance at Upstream Music Festival broadcast by KEXP that has garnered over 3 million views, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio has captured the attention of audiences around the world.
The Trio was formed in the spring of 2015 with the help of Amy Novo, Delvon’s wife and band manager. She told her husband she would take over his music career and all he had to do was find the musicians, create and play music. They started with a weekly residency at The Royal Room in Seattle for the first year, then self-released their debut album, playing short tours across the Pacific Northwest. Now they are headlining shows and spreading their contagious grooves with audiences across the globe.
The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, with perfect pitch, who taught himself jazz and has effortlessly been able to play a multitude of instruments. On guitar is the dynamo Jimmy James who eases through Steve Cropper-style chanking guitar, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing, and slinky Grant Green style jazz. From Bellingham, Washington is drummer Julian MacDonough who has been in the scene since Delvon first laid his hand on the hammond organ. To say that Julian was destined for this trio is pure explosive chemistry that is sure to have you movin’ and groovin’.
Festival da Jazz St. Moritz
Delvon Lamarr - Hammond Organ
Josh Perdue - Guitar
Ehssan Karimi - Drums
Germany, Austria, Switzerland