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.

Project Live Double Feature: Jillian's and Boundary Bay Brewery

Friday night at Jillian's was fun, but slightly cut-down: we lost both our drummer and singer for the gig within two hours of starting the show. We made do with one of the drummers from another band, stretched the tunes out a bit, and filled our set with a nice mix of spoken word, improvised jazz, and hard-hitting hip-hop grooves. Not the best gig by Project Live, but a solid outing. However, I hesitate to say that our gig Saturday night WAS our best gig!

Saturday night at the Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham -- who'da thunk that this would be the party center of the universe? The guys from Below Average Produtions and Space Band brought us up to do a quadruple bill, with Cast of Characters finishing out the night. It was a long afternoon getting up there, and even an longer night getting back to Seattle (5am), but the gig and brew environment was well worth the effort. Project Live is really starting to find a new voice and direction with the addition of Brian Hillman from BAP as our new vocalist. Brian can do it all -- I have yet to be disappointed or left wanting more whenever I hear Brian. Be sure to check out our next show to hear him do his thing!