Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Introduces New Guitarist Miles “Smiles” Harris

Article Contributed by Missing Piece Group | Published on Thursday, January 12, 2023

Today, the Seattle-based soul-jazz groove-machine Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio introduces their new guitarist Miles “Smiles” Harris. Harris is being passed the torch from longtime DLO3 guitarist Jimmy James, who steps away from the trio to branch out as an independent artist. Miles will join Delvon and touring drummer Ehssan Karimi on the band’s 2023 tour, which kicks off later this week at Holland Music Club in Omaha, NE. Other shows this year include Jam Cruise 19, along with dates in Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, Evanston, IL, Seattle, WA, and more (full list of tour dates here).

“Miles is one of my favorite musicians I've ever had the honor of playing music with,” says Lamarr, who was recently voted #1 Rising Star Organist in Downbeat’s 70th Annual Critics Poll. “He's self-taught just like me, and he knows how to play all the right notes to make you feel the music and not just hear it. He'll make an excellent addition to DLO3's feel-good music. His style and his feel are definitely something special and (not to mention) that smile and laugh of his is hilarious. I'm super excited to hang and play music with this cat.”

Deeply rooted in blues, funk, jazz, soul, and much more, Miles “Smiles” Harris recently shared the stage with the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at the band’s ​Brighton Music Hall show in Boston, MA. You can watch clips from that performance HERE and HERE.

“The music of DlO3 means so much to me and Del is such a sublime talent,” says Miles. “To get to join a band that has been pivotal in my own musical journey is a dream come true. To play such universally relatable music is so invigorating. Can’t wait to spread the love!”

2023 US Tour Dates:
Fri, Jan 13: Omaha, NE - Holland Music Club
Fri, Jan 20: Eugene, OR - Hult Theater
Sat, Jan 21: Portland, OR - The Get Down
Sun, Jan 22: Seattle, WA - Royal Esquire Club
Sat, Feb 4: Jacksonville, FL - Ritz Theatre and Museum
Feb. 6 - 12: Miami, FL - Jam Cruise 19 2023
Wed, Feb 22: Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Fri, Feb 24: Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University Center Arts
Mar. 3-4: Coral Gables, FL - Carnaval On The Mile
Mar. 9 - 12: Seattle, WA - Jazz Alley
Thu, Mar 16: Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Fri, Mar 17: Minneapolis, MN - Dakota
Sat, Mar 18: Appleton, WI - Poplar Hall
Sun, Mar 19: Evanston, IL - Space
Wed, Jun 7: San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ Center Miner Auditorium
Fri, Jul 21: Nashville, TN - Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Sat, Aug 26: Montgomery, AL - Union Station Train Shed
Sat, Sep 9: Muncie, IN - Muncie Three Trails Music Series @ Canan Commons
Sat, Sep 23: Monterey, CA - Monterey Jazz Fest
Sat, Nov 4: Memphis, TN - Church Health Center Plaza