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David Marriott, Jr.

Described by one reviewer as a “canny and imaginative player whose solos display an extraordinary sense of architecture and conception”, award-winning trombonist David Marriott is a musician for the next generation - equally at home as a performer, composer, arranger, and educator. David is co-leader, with brother Thomas, of the Marriott Jazz Quintet, which gained early acclaim for its first CD, Open Season (1997). The group was voted the Best Emerging Group by Earshot Jazz that same year, and Best Acoustic Jazz Group in 1999. Open Season and The High Country , their second CD, have been featured on Jim Wilke's NPR's Jazz After Hours by host Jim Wilke, who picked both as among the top CDs in the Northwest when released. David, who also produced both CDs, wrote and arranged much of the music on them. David also received critical acclaim for his CD project Septology: In The Beginning, a seven-part jazz suite he composed for septet, based on the seven days of creation. Both The High Country and Septology: In the Beginning garnered four stars from the prestigious All-Music Guide.

David also has an illustrious performance background, having won the Eastern Trombone Workshop Jazz Soloist Competition in 1999. He is member of Seattle's highly acclaimed Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the New York-based Brian Lynch Big Band. David has also been a regular member of the Port Townsend Jazz Festival all-star band, and has been a featured performer at the festival with the Marriott Jazz Quintet on numerous occasions. Other festival appearances include the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival with Ray Vega's Latin Jazz Sextet, Bumbershoot, DuMaurier Jazz, First Jazz Festival (Portland, OR), and Earshot Jazz Festival. With the Marriott Jazz Quintet, he has performed regularly at New York's The Kavehaz, 55Bar and Detour.

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David Marriott is a canny and imaginative player whose solos diplay an extraordinary sense of architecture and conception. Earshot Jazz June 1996
Primary Instrument

Trombone

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background


Experience teaching trombone: University of Washington School of Music (2006-2007), Seattle Drum School of Music (2005-Present), University of Washington Summer Jazz Workshop (2001-Present), Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division (2000-2005), Musicworks Northwest Jazz Camp (2000-2004)

Experience directing combos and big bands: University of Washington School of Music (2006-2007), Seattle Drum School of Music (2005-Present), University of Washington Summer Jazz Workshop (2001-Present), Hunter College (CUNY) (2004-2005), Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division (2000-2005), Musicworks Northwest Jazz Camp (2000-2004), Bud Shank Jazz Workshop (1998), Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble II (1995)

Experience teaching jazz history: University of Washington School of Music (2006-2007), Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division (2000-2005), Musicworks Northwest Jazz Camp (2000-2004)

Discography

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