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Thomas Marriott

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge on the national jazz scene in more than a decade. The six-time Golden Ear award winner is a skilled instrumentalist, composer and producer, and is always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz music in all its forms.

After winning the prestigious Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition in 1999, Marriott headed east from Seattle to New York where he gained initial acclaim through his work with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau band. Marriott completed 3 world tours with Ferguson (who called Marriott “a truly great jazz trumpet player”), and then continued to work in New York and on the road with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Joe Locke, The Tito Puente Orchestra, Brian Lynch, The Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, Eric Reed, Les Brown and the Band of Renown, Kenny Kirkland, Charlie Hunter, Ritchie “Alto Madness” Cole, and many others.

Marriott’s diverse interests and skills are reflected in the range and success of his albums. His 2005 release on Origin Records, “Individuation,” was named among the top 10 jazz records of 2005 by WBEZ radio, Chicago. 2007’s “Both Sides of the Fence” received over 3300 spins nationally, pushing his album into the top ten on jazz radio. The album “Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson,” was released in early 2008 to wide critical acclaim. Jazz Times Magazine declared Marriott a “first-tier trumpet player” with “serious chops and a luxuriant trumpet sound….This album is a kick in the pants.”

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”Thomas Marriott on muted trumpet..spices up the texture, cresting with Gillespie-like exuberance after a torrid Locke Solo.” -Jazz Times, December 2008

”This album [Crazy: The Music Of Willie Nelson] is a kick in the pants!” -Jazz Times, May 2008

”Thomas Marriott is one musician who personifies what is special about the Seattle attitude. A trumpet player whose music can fit into any decade, he is both historically traditional and in the moment. Although his new album “Both Sides Of The Fence,” has had 3,300 radio spins over the past eight months, he is not content to exploit the success of that particular sound.” -The Seattle PI, November, 2007

”Trumpeter Tom Marriott's Willie Nelson Project offers some great new material

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Discography

The Cool Season

The Cool Season

Origin Records
2019

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Romance Language

Romance Language

Origin Records
2018

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Urban Folklore

Urban Folklore

Origin Records
2015

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Return of the East-West Trumpet Summit

Return of the...

Origin Records
2015

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Urban Folklore

Urban Folklore

Origin Records
2014

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Constraints & Liberations

Constraints &...

Origin Records
2011

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

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Romance Language

Yakima

Yakima

Thomas Marriott
Human Spirit

Diagram

Diagram

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Constraints & Liberations

Pelham Gardens

Pelham Gardens

Thomas Marriott
East-West Trumpet Summit

Circadian Rhythms

Circadian Rhythms

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Flexicon

Sing We Now of Christmas

Sing We Now of Christmas

Thomas Marriott
The Cool Season

Both Sides Of The Fence

Both Sides Of The Fence

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Both Sides Of The Fence

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