Born: October 26, 1975 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Lamar Harris is a talented musician as well as an experienced producer writer, and arranger. At an early age Lamar Harris, born Byron Lamar Harris, began perfecting the trombone, slide trumpet, and the tuba. His love for live instruments allowed him to birth, “The Mov>ment,” which embarked on an explosion in St. Louis delivering a smooth yet gritty, creative blend with other passionate artists. The 2006 Riverfront Times Best Funk/R&B/Soul nominee has opened and performed at the U.S. Jazz & Heritage Festival, St. Louis Art Fair, and Salute to Excellence with The Jazz- Edge, in addition to, sought after entertainers such as: Martin Luther, Cab Calloway Big Band, Greg Haynes, Pieces of a Dream, Rebirth Brass Band, The Wooten Brothers, and Gotee Record Artists DJ Maj, Liquid and VERBS.
The list continues with the likes of Biz Markie, Common, Doug E Fresh, Eric Roberson, Mos Def, John Legend, Musiq, Goapelle, The Last Poets and the list continues with too many names to mention. Celebrating, preserving, and encouraging music education, Lamar Harris is the band director at a St. Louis Independent School. Giving his all, Lamar Harris incorporates a variety of genres as he gives his audience a coined experience: “gritty-soulful-talking horn,” which journeys them into jazz, hip- hop, R&B, go-go, spoken word, and inspiration. This experience is all highlighted in his debut, “Your All,” coupled with new material from his awaited sophomore CD, “Groove Therapy,” which includes all original, instrumental music written by Lamar Harris.