PICS: Lettuce at the Observatory North Park

New York-based group Lettuce funked up the Observatory North Park on Friday, March 1.

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The lauded funk/jazz band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992 and has been on a roll ever since!
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Lettuce is comprised of guitarist Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff, Nigel Hall (keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, vocals), Adam Deitch (drums/percussion), Erick "Jesus" Coomes (bass), Ryan Zoidis (saxophone) and trumpeter Eric "Benny" Bloom.
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Its members originally met while attending a music program at the Berklee College of Music as teenagers. (Bloom pictured)
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The musicians bonded over their love of artists such as Herbie Hancock; Earth, Wind and Fire; and Tower of Power. (Deitch pictured)
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Fun fact: The band's name came about when members, in the group's early days, would approach various Boston jazz club owners asking to "let us play." (Coomes pictured, foreground)
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Although they've had a series of lineup changes over the years, Coomes, Deitch, Smirnoff (pictured) and Zoidis are all original members and still goin' strong!
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The band has released five studio albums, starting with 2002's debut "Outta Here." Their 2015 record, "Crush," peaked on Billboard's U.S. Jazz chart at No. 1! (Coomes pictured)
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They've also released two live albums -- with their latest, "Witches Stew," dropping in 2017. (Zoidis pictured)
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What an amazing show -- if you get a chance to experience Lettuce live, don't miss 'em!
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