Organ Freeman w/ Philthy and Special Guests

WinterWonderGrass Presents

Organ Freeman w/ Philthy and Special Guests

Thu, November 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Organ Freeman
Organ Freeman
Organ Freeman is like a traditional organ trio, only not. The three-piece composed of guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys, and organist Trevor Steer is also frequently called a jazz or funk or polka or jam band —these labels are also wrong. However, people have said that Organ Freeman has the best band name, and these people are probably right.

While the band takes its format from classic organ trios, Organ Freeman transcends this conventional classification. While primarily rooted in jazz and funk, the three-piece is unafraid to draw from other genres, sometimes working in propulsive drum ‘n’ bass beats or landing in hard and heavy guitar riffs. Made up of professional studio musicians in Los Angeles, the group came together with the goal to create as much sound as humanly possible from a trio. Rife with synths and layered sounds and no stranger to experimentation, the project has taken the idea of the organ trio and brought it into the future.

Known for their in-the-pocket grooves, tight-laced musicianship, and unrelenting energy, Organ Freeman has only just begun to break out. With the release of 2017’s critically acclaimed ‘Respect My Art’, the band further honed their progressive sound, pushing themselves to go bigger and expand upon their dynamic and fresh compositions. You can catch Organ Freeman on tour, at high-profile events like Summer Camp and The Peach Music Festival, or at iconic venues like The Capitol Theatre and Red Rocks.
Philthy
Introducing PHILTHY. Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, Philip Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7 time Grammy award winning arranger. To attempt to truly define the bombastic brilliance of this jazz trumpeter turned singer-songwriter would be like trying to catch a bear with a mousetrap. A multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist, Philthy's piano is his pulpit as he commands the stage with the bravado of a revolutionary. With the best backing band in Los Angeles as his army, it’s an invasion of the senses that leaves your body aching for more and your feet tapping the beat for days to come.
Traversing America introduced Philthy to a cavalcade of artists who would help shape his musical career. Aged 6 he unwittingly met his first love - the piano - and began belting out Amazing Grace like no other kid in Mobile, Alabama. Being the son of a preacher - a man “who sweated every ounce until he was red in the face” - Philthy learned how to captivate an audience and he’s taken that spirit on his own unique mission ever since.
Two decades of gospel, soul, R&B, funk, jazz and salsa sounds were colliding ideas inside Philthy’s brilliantly twisted mind like a tornado fighting a hurricane. 8 years in Dallas, TX were to bring these inspirations to life, under the wing of some of the most talented cats on the planet. Bernard Wright, Bobby Sparks, Keith Anderson and so many others messed up his mind in the best possible way, as his talents opened new doors in a crazy musical wonderland. As an arranger with multi-platinum artists including Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott, Fred Hammond, Al Jarreau, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Regina Belle and Timbaland, Philthy scooped 7 Grammy Awards and gained due respect as one of the premier horn section arrangers in the business.
Philthy has been imbued with the soul of a musical saviour and the manic energy of a deliciously decadent devil. With the humor and lyrical flow of Slim Shady before the music biz ate him up, Philthy could be the lovechild of Andre 3000 and Aretha Franklin, with James Brown laying down the blessing. He gives his life to bring music to yours. He’s been given a gift and wants you to share in it. This party’s just getting started…
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/