Red Raspus Music

Home of Musician and Educator David Marriott, Jr.

David Marriott, Jr. is a jazz trombonist, composer/arranger, educator, and blogger. A two-time Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award recipient and winner of the 1999 National Jazz Trombone Competition, David is active in a variety of Seattle jazz groups, including the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Zubatto Syndicate and his own critically-acclaimed groups Septology and Triskaidekaband.

Marriott Brothers Quartet at the Musicquarium

After playing a function at Benaroya Hall for the Mayor's office, our quartet with Ryan Burns on organ and Matt Jorgensen on drums headed across the street to play at the Musicquarium at the Triple Door. If you've been reading this blog, you know I've come down many times to hear music in this venue, but this was my first chance to play here. We played a nice mix of jazz classics and originals by guys in the band -- standard procedure for the Musicquarium. The audience is always fairly balanced between listeners and non-listeners, but thankfully the listeners tend to sit toward the front! I had a great time playing here, especially in the organ group idiom -- this really tends to work at this club, the funky groovy thing. I look forward to playing here again because, as I said to Paul deBarros this summer, "This is my favorite new venue in Seattle!"