Sunday, August 11 at 10 pm (The Liberty Bar & Lounge)
After Lettuce closes down the Main Stage, the festival concludes with a special performance by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at The Liberty Bar & Lounge. Join us for this energetic show in what is sure to be a memorable way to end the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
The chemistry between Hammond B3 organist Delvon Lamar, guitarist Jimmy James and drummer Doug Octa Port will be readily apparent from the first note they play. This Seattle-based trio is organ-led a la Booker T. & the M.G.s and like that legendary outfit, brings a soulful, funky sound reminiscent of the groovy ‘60s and ‘70s. Lamar started as a drummer and trumpet player, but after seeing renowned Seattle organist Joe Doria play, has been coaxing magic out of Hammond since he was 22 years old. The 2018 re-release of the trio’s debut album Close but No Cigar made an immediate impression, charting No. 1 on the U.S. Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Lamarr called the trio’s style, “soul music with a strong jazz influence,” in a 2017 KEXP interview. The trio’s songs will sound both familiar and fresh, laden with deep groove and finger-snapping soul style.
In addition to "The Final Waltz" closing show, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio will play on the festival's Main Stage Sunday, August 11, at 4 pm. Learn their story, hear their music and watch more videos on their artist page here.