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.
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Thomas Marriott on muted trumpet..spices up the texture,
Gillespie-like exuberance after a torrid Locke Solo.
-Jazz Times, December 2008
This album [Crazy: The Music Of Willie Nelson] is a kick in
-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
he is not content to exploit the success of that particular
-The Seattle PI, November, 2007
Trumpeter Tom Marriott's Willie Nelson Project offers some