The Seattle based trumpeter hits hard with George Colligan, Eric Revis and Roy McCurdy Photographs from Jim Levitt Seattle trumpet star Thomas Marriott made his return to the Earshot Jazz Festival in 2023, clearly on his own terms. While the festival focused mainly on artists outside of the mainstream of modern jazz, Marriott layed it […]
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 […]
The Thomas Marriott Quartet featuring Orrin Evans, Essiet Essiet and Mark Whitfield, Jr. play to a full house at Jazz Alley Night after night, week after week, jazz performances take place in the city of Seattle that inspire the local jazz community. They take place in clubs, dive bars, theaters and concert halls, featuring national […]
From All About Jazz A jazz fan born and raised in New York City sat in the Village Vanguard one evening, taking in a set from pianist Gerald Clayton and his quintet. He had moved to Seattle half a lifetime ago, and loved to return to his hometown to take in the jazz scene across the city. An old friend approaches, […]
In a day and age when social and personal narratives pervade the jazz recording medium, it is a welcoming feeling to experience a recording of superb jazz musicians playing music in the moment the way it’s supposed to be played—for the people. For his spring 2020 quartet release Trumpet Ship (Origin, 2020), Seattle-based trumpeter Thomas Marriott has summoned a […]
Jazz beat photographer Jim Levitt was visiting family in California during a major portion of the 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival, but is back with a vengeance! Jim shared these fine shots of Thomas Marriott’s Earshot performance at the Royal Room, featuring friends from the Philadelphia jazz scene. Saxophonist Victor North offered his soaring tenor sound, working […]
As the final week of Tula’s remarkable 26 year run approaches, we as jazz fans are witness to the final performances of the club’s foundational talent, of those artists who made live, resident based jazz thrive in Belltown. Artists such as vocalist Greta Matassa,pianists Marc Seales and Bill Anschell, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, and trumpeter Thomas […]
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott has established his jazz credentials over the years through a collection of beautifully inspired and well received albums on the Origin Records label. His formidable chops, extensive vocabulary, respect for tradition and penchant for musical adventurism has put him into the conversation concerning the top practitioners of his instrument in modern times. Marriott has […]
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott joins the Orrin Evans Trio for a show at Tula’s Jazz Club in Seattle. Thomas Marriott, trumpet; Orrin Evans, piano; Luques Curtis, bass; Mark Whitfield Jr, drums Photos by Jim Levitt
from Daniel Sheehan’s EyeShotJazz Blog Tough, sinewy funk-rock-soul-jazz: Hammond organist Joe Doria, guitarist Dan Heck, and drummer Byron Vannoy join trumpeter Thomas Marriott for two nights of downhome Seattle jazz. See more photos at EyeShotJazz.com
photos by Jim Levitt The Thomas Marriott Quintet performing at Jazz Alley on Tuesday night, May 19, 2015. They’re there again tonight (Wednesday). Check it out! Thomas Marriott, trumpet; Mark Taylor, saxophone; Dawn Clement, piano; Phil Sparks, bass; and Matt Jorgensen on drums.
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is headlining at Jazz Alley this week. His quintet features Mark Taylor (saxophone), Dawn Clement (piano), Phil Sparks (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums). The group is a last-minute replacement for trumpeter Wallace Roney who had to cancel. The show is only $10 so get on down to Jazz Alley and show your […]
During the set break at Phil Sparks’ weekly Friday gig at The Latona Pub, the video for Thomas Marriott’s The Tale of Debauchery debuted. It was a full house of friends and jazz fans. The video has now been posted to YouTube … so take a look!
Quiet Please Recording and Buddhist Thug Productions teamed up with trumpeter Thomas Marriott to produce a music video promoting Marriott’s most recent album “Urban Folklore”. The song featured in the video is called “The Tale of Debauchery”. The video will be premiered at The Latona Pub this Friday, February 13, at 6:00pm on the break […]
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott‘s new album-length work, Urban Folklore, will debut this weekend at The Earshot Jazz Festival. Marriott will be joined by the same group that recorded the CD, pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Donald Edwards. The group performs Friday – Saturday, October 17-18 at Tula’s Jazz Club. Urban Folkore is a […]
Earlier this month trumpeter Thomas Marriott performed at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club in New York City with pianist Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band. The show was part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Sun Ra Turns 100 celebration.
Photos by Jim Levitt Trumpeter Thomas Marriott premiered the evening-length work Urban Folklore at The Royal Room on Wednesday, October 18. He was joined by Orrin Evans (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Donald Edwards (drums). The group is in the studio today recording.
Thomas Marriott (trumpet) with pianist Orrin Evans at the 2011 Earshot Jazz Festival. Photo by Jim Levitt. Trumpeter Thomas Marriott unveils his first extended work for quartet with the Orrin Evans Trio on Wednesday, September 18 piece, entitled “Urban Folklore,” tells the stories of modern-day life that many of us share and live on a […]
from Earshot Jazz, Schraepfer Harvey Joe Locke & Thomas Marriott Quartet Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm Tula’s Restaurant & Nightclub 2214 Second Ave, Seattle (206) 443-4221 Trumpeter and frequent Joe Locke collaborator Thomas Marriott, drummer John Bishop and bassist Jeff Johnson join the jazz vibraphonist for tonight’s performance. Locke, named the number one vibes player by […]
from the October 2011 issue of Downbeat magazine: Thomas Marriott, Constraints & Liberations Origin Records 82577 4 1/2 Stars The music on Constraints & Liberations operates and resides in that state between dreams and reality. The record slowly simmers with a restrained intensity and rarely comes to a boil. The soloists are stellar and never […]