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Thomas Marriott Biography

Jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Thomas Marriott is a veteran of the national jazz scene who’s earned seven Golden Ear awards, produced 11 albums as a leader for Origin Records, and toured with greats like Maynard Ferguson and Roy McCurdy, as well as contemporary jazz artists Orrin Evans and Joe Locke.

The 1999 winner of the Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition, Marriott is a true but subtle innovator with a luxuriously round tone, a unique sense of spontaneous and poignant melody, and a penchant for melancholic compositions that evoke an introspective mood. Marriott’s undeniable talent and versatility is the culmination of years of performance with some of the most well-respected names in music.

Most recently, while on tour with the world-renowned Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Marriott was the first to step on stage to the cheers of 30,000 fans. “It was so loud my ears hurt,” Marriott said. “But I felt absolutely no fear—only excited and grateful.” This attitude—of dedication, passion, and fearlessness— is what distinguishes Marriott as one of the freshest trumpeters in jazz music today.

On the heels of his win of the Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition, Marriott moved to New York City where he gained unparalleled experience and national acclaim subbing with groups like the Tito Puente Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, and most notably, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band—whom he joined for three world tours as a jazz soloist. Since, Marriott has continued to work in New York and on the road with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Ivan Neville, Eric Reed, Steve Wilson, Charlie Hunter, Brian Lynch, Michael Feinstein, and many more.

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Thomas Marriott’s trumpet sound is as lush and inviting as it comes.”

Chris Robinson, Downbeat

“Marriott’s extended solo emphasizes his deep, confidant tone and liquid phrasing.”

Mark Holston, Jazziz

“This album [Crazy: The Music Of Willie Nelson] is a kick in the pants!”

Jazz Times Magazine

“One of the best trumpet players in the world”

Thomas Conrad

“Serious chops and a luxuriant sound”

Downbeat Magazine

“…Marriott is a brilliant player with chops to spare…”

Victoria Times-Colonist

“Marriott is a man for all seasons both as a composer and band leader.”

Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition

“Marriott goes beyond his influences to forge his own stunning path.”

David Kane, Cadence

“…deep, confidant tone and liquid phrasing…”

Jazziz Magazine

“Highly recommended to one and all.”

Cadence Magazine

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

Audiophile Audition

“Marriott’s trumpet sound is as solid as it is round

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Albums

Album Trumpet Ship by Thomas Marriott

Trumpet Ship

Origin Records
2020

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Album The Intangible Between by Orrin Evans

The Intangible Between

Smoke Sessions Records
2020

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Album The Cool Season by Thomas Marriott

The Cool Season

Origin Records
2019

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Album Romance Language by Thomas Marriott

Romance Language

Origin Records
2018

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Album Urban Folklore by Thomas Marriott

Urban Folklore

Origin Records
2015

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Album Return of the East-West Trumpet Summit by Thomas Marriott

Return of the...

Origin Records
2015

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Song For Samuel

Song For Samuel

Thomas Marriott
Trumpet Ship

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Thomas Marriott
Romance Language

Yakima

Yakima

Thomas Marriott
Human Spirit

Diagram

Diagram

Thomas Marriott
Constraints & Liberations

Pelham Gardens

Pelham Gardens

Thomas Marriott
East-West Trumpet Summit

Circadian Rhythms

Circadian Rhythms

Thomas Marriott
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

Thomas Marriott
Both Sides Of The Fence

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