Event details

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio! w/ special guest Andre Cruz & The Black Diamond Rhythm Band
Thu Dec | 30 2021 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 / $25

About This Event

**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of the show for entry. Masks are recommended when indoors at Moe's Alley.

Acceptable forms of proof:

• Vaccination Record Card
• CA state QR code - https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID

Thank you! 
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Price: $20.00 - $25.00
Show: 8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.’s and The Meters; and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body break out in a sweat. Live, the band’s fiery and intuitive chemistry is unstoppable, brimming with improvisation, instant composition, imaginative takes on classic tunes, and a booty-shaking back catalog of soulful gems.

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 Reno, Nevada is drummer Dan Weiss (also of the powerhouse soul and funk collective The Sextones). Dan’s smoldering pocket-groove drumming locks in the trio’s explosive chemistry.

Since its humble beginnings in May, 2015, the trio has issued two Billboard-charting albums and a 45; toured nationally and internationally, and performed on live at Upstream Music Festival broadcast by KEXP that garnered over 7 million views. In the near future, DLO3 will be releasing a bevy of new music come fall and winter 2020. DLO3 is part of the hip Colemine Records family, is booked by the prestigious Kurland Agency, and is managed, owned, and operated by Delvon’s staunchly supportive wife, Amy Novo. Amy has been lovingly nicknamed “Shortcake Mafia” as a tribute to her sweet but shrewd business acumen.

‚ÄčAndre Cruz & the Black Diamond Rhythm Band 

Andre Cruz & the Black Diamond Rhythm Band bring a unique flavor with their fuzz heavy, groove-infused California soul. They will make you melt with crooning, sweet soul and light up the dance floor with explosive funkiness. The band is the product of the collaboration between vocalist/songwriter Andre Cruz and producer/bandleader Chris Lujan.

Cruz – an energetic, joyful performer with Donny Hathaway meets Stevie Wonder vocal stylings and Lujan – a fixture in the Bay Area soul/funk scene are backed by the Black Diamond Rhythm Band, which features members of some of the Bay Area’s best soul and funk bands (including The Humidors, The M-Tet, Secret Sidewalk, Gene Washington & The Sweet Sounds).
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.