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Thomas Marriott

Trumpeter, composer, and producer Thomas Marriott is a force for jazz on the west

coast. He’s paid dues beside jazz elders such as Maynard Ferguson, Roy McCurdy,

Mike Clark and Stix Hooper, and has been called on by contemporary standard-

bearers like Joe Locke, Orrin Evans, Steve Wilson, and Charlie Hunter. A chameleon of

musical styles, Marriott’s horn has been in-demand with bands like the Grammy-Award

winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Captain Black Big Band, Ivan Neville’s

Dumpstafunk, hip-hop pioneer Deltron 3030 , and vocalists Kurt Elling, Ernestine

Anderson, Michael Feinstein and Rosemary Clooney. His albums, 14 in all, have

reached number one on the jazz radio airplay charts, earned 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat,

and have been featured on NPR. Thomas Marriott spent more than 20 seasons as a

soloist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and is founder of Seattle Jazz

Fellowship, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting jazz music and jazz

culture in Seattle.

Awards

Winner of the 1999 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition

Gear

Yamaha 6310Z


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Album Review

Kiki Valera: Vacilón Santiaguero

Read "Vacilón Santiaguero" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Son Cubano, the music and dance from the hill country of eastern Cuba, may be a mystery to some readers of these pages. Though the form is rooted in both Spanish and Bantu traditions, its modern day practitioners, embodied and popularized by the music of Buena Vista Social Club, have broadened the music's view. In the United States, particularly in this case, the Pacific Northwest, there are pockets of enthusiasm for Latin music of all sorts. Yet upon attending a ...

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Album Review

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott East West Trumpet Summit: Coast to Coast

Read "Coast to Coast" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Coast to Coast is the third East West Trumpet Summit recorded by Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott in a musical partnership that has spanned nearly three decades. The years have been kind, and when it comes to playing persuasive jazz, neither Vega nor Marriott appears to have lost a step. Marriott, a native of Seattle, and Vega, New York-born and bred, first met in 1995, and the mutual admiration and respect was immediate. Their first two albums as co-leaders were ...

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Album Review

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott East West Trumpet Summit: Coast to Coast

Read "Coast to Coast" reviewed by Paul Rauch


For some people, the whole notion of an east-west summit of anything in jazz brings up the perceived differences over time between American west coast jazz and its east coast counterpart. The basic premise is that jazz on the American west coast is a cousin to the cool jazz movement, a calmer, less soulful part of the tradition that relies more on composition and arrangement than the playing of individual improvisers. East coast jazz is seen more as hard driving, ...

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Liner Notes

Thomas Marriott: Live From the Heat Dome

Read "Thomas Marriott: Live From the Heat Dome" reviewed by Paul Rauch


A “heat dome" is created when an area of high pressure hovers over an area for days or weeks, trapping warm air underneath. The meteorological phenomena is much like a lid on a boiling pot. In late June of 2021, residents of the Pacific Northwest became plainly aware of what a heat dome is by experiencing three days of severe heat topping 108 degrees, in an area more accustomed to temperatures in the low to mid seventies. The three days ...

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Album Review

Thomas Marriott: Live From the Heat Dome

Read "Live From the Heat Dome" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Trumpeter Thomas Marriott settled into his groove on the Seattle-based Origin Records. He released more than a dozen discs under his own name there, including the gorgeous Romance Language (2020), a striking ballad set, and Trumpet Ship (2018), a high-energy bop workout. And then there was Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson (Origin Records, 2008), described as having “a distinctly modern and often brash tone." And “Favoring some serious musical adventurousness." With Live From The Heat Dome that ...

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What is Jazz?

Seattle Jazz Fellowship: A New Beginning For Live Resident Jazz

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The local jazz scene in Seattle has been vibrant and at times prolific over the last one hundred years. The city hosted the only fully integrated jazz club scene in the 1920's and '30s, inspiring Black musicians from the south to escape Jim Crow, and find a place to not only engage in the bustling club scene in the seemingly remote northwest outpost, but to simply live a life free of the tyranny of the south. It was exactly why ...

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Live Review

East-West Trumpet Summit at Meydenbauer Center Theatre

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East-West Trumpet Summit Meydenbauer Center Theatre Bellevue Blues & Jazz Festival Bellevue, WA October 9, 2021 Two trumpet quintets in jazz are rare, historically and presently. The alliances most commonly mentioned are the bop era tandem of Fats Navarro and Howard McGhee and their post-bop descendents, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. The individual players in both these pairings had similar qualities in terms of style and ...

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Performance / Tour

Origin Records "Human Spirit" 2012 Upcoming Tour Dates.

Origin Records "Human Spirit" 2012 Upcoming Tour Dates.

Source: Two for the Show Media

“...(Human Spirit) pushes forth the definition of the new West Coast jazz..." —C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz October 5 - 6: ANDY'S JAZZ CLUB, CHICAGO, IL 11 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 642-6805, 9:30pm Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (saxophone), Chip Stephens (piano), Matt Ulery (bass) and John Bishop (drums) West Coast Tour Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (saxophone), Orrin Evans (piano), Essiet Essiet (bass), Matt Jorgensen (drums) October 16 - 17: TULA'S JAZZ CLUB, SEATTLE, WA ...

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Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott at the New Orleans Friday Night

Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott at the New Orleans Friday Night

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene

New York trumpeter Ray Vega will be in Seattle this weekend so the East-West Trumpet Summit will take the stage at The New Orleans this Friday.

Earlier this year Vega and Thomas Marriott's CD reached #1 on the JazzWeek National Airplay Chart and continues to have a strong presence across the country, currently holding the #14 spot for all of 2010.

Marriott's regular Friday quartet will back up the dueling trumpets, Rick Mandyck on piano, Phil Sparks on bass and ...

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Video / DVD

Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott Talk About New CD

Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott Talk About New CD

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene


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Radio

Thomas Marriott and Ray Vega Reaches #1 on JazzWeek

Thomas Marriott and Ray Vega Reaches #1 on JazzWeek

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene

Thomas Marriott and Ray Vegas new CD, East-West Trumpet Summit, just reached the #1 spot on JazzWeek's National Airplay Chart. This is the first Origin title to reach the top spot. Earlier this year Hadley Calimans Straight Ahead (which also features Thomas Marriott) spent two weeks at #2.

You can hear samples and buy East-West Trumpet Summit at Origin Records website.

JAZZWEEK TOP 10:

1 RAY VEGA & THOMAS MARRIOTT East-West Trumpet Summit (Origin) 2 TROMBONE SHORTY Backatown ...

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Performance / Tour

Jazz Trumpeter Thomas Marriott Charts a Successful Path in Seattle

Jazz Trumpeter Thomas Marriott Charts a Successful Path in Seattle

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene

Thomas Marriotts Quartet will perform this Friday, March 5, at New Orleans Creole Restaurant, 114 First Ave. S., Seattle. For reservations, call 206-622-2563.

from The Seattle Times:

Here, in a narrow passage between a decorated brick wall and the stage at the New Orleans restaurant in Pioneer Square, is where the early education of trumpeter Thomas Marriott took place 20 years ago.

Barely a teenager, he showed up every week, often with his brother David (an accomplished trombonist), planting himself ...

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Jazz Trumpeter Thomas Marriott Looks Forward to the Past with Tribute to Horace Silver

Jazz Trumpeter Thomas Marriott Looks Forward to the Past with Tribute to Horace Silver

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene

In the compressed, sometimes circular history of jazz, the freshest ideas often come from the past. Many young musicians, looking to push their music forward, are now mining the music of the late 1950s and '60s, the birth of what we think of as modern jazz. A quintet led by trumpeter Thomas Marriott, 33, will attempt to re-create and reinterpret that sound Sunday in a show at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant billed as a tribute to hard-bop pianist and ...

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The Music of Horace Silver at the New Orleans

The Music of Horace Silver at the New Orleans

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene

PREVIEW: SUNDAY, SEPT 6 THE MUSIC OF HORACE SILVER THE NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT 114 1st Avenue South 8:00pm Reservations: 206-622-2563 Trumpeter Thomas Marriott leads an all-star lineup of musicians in a musical tribute to pianist and composer Horace Silver on Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant, one of Seattle’s longest-running jazz venues. The band will perform some of the best-loved songs by the jazz icon in ...

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Thomas Marriott CD Release Party - May 12 at the Triple Door

Thomas Marriott CD Release Party - May 12 at the Triple Door

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott hits the road this weekend performing for two nights at The Cellar in Vancouver, BC, before returning home for his CD Release Party next Tuesday, May 12, at The Triple Door. TUESDAY, MAY 12 - THE TRIPLE DOOR 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101 Tickets: 206-838-4333 featuring: Thomas Marriott - trumpet Mark Taylor - saxophone Bill Anschell - piano Jeff Johnson - bass ...

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East/West Trumpet Summit: Ray Vega Meets Thomas Marriott

East/West Trumpet Summit: Ray Vega Meets Thomas Marriott

Source: Seattle Jazz Scene


“Serious chops and a luxuriant sound”

- Downbeat Magazine

 

“One of the best trumpet players in the world”

-JazzTimes Magazine

 

“His rise as a first choice trumpeter has been steady, almost meteoric.”

-Audiophile Audition

 

“A brilliant player with chops to spare.”

Times-Colonist

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Concerts

Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Vacilón Santiaguero

Circle 9 Records
2024

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Coast to Coast

Origin Records
2023

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East West Trumpet...

Origin Records
2023

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Live From the Heat...

Imani / 88 Keys Productions
2022

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Trumpet Ship

Origin Records
2020

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The Intangible Between

Smoke Sessions Records
2020

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One Day at a Time

From: East West Trumpet Summit: Coast...
By Thomas Marriott

Song For Samuel

From: Trumpet Ship
By Thomas Marriott

Forgiveness

From: Romance Language
By Thomas Marriott

Yakima

From: Human Spirit
By Thomas Marriott

Diagram

From: Constraints & Liberations
By Thomas Marriott

Pelham Gardens

From: East-West Trumpet Summit
By Thomas Marriott

Sing We Now of Christmas

From: The Cool Season
By Thomas Marriott

Both Sides Of The Fence

From: Both Sides Of The Fence
By Thomas Marriott

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