Marriott Jazz Quintet at the New Orleans
The reunion of the Marriott Jazz Quintet began last night at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Pioneer Square. With Matt Jorgensen (drums), Geoff Harper (bass) and Ryan Burns (piano and Moog), Thomas and I played two sets in one of the great jazz venues in Seattle. They have regular, recurring groups during the week and feature more blues-oriented programming on the weekends, returning to jazz on Sunday. We've played here quite a bit over the last ten years, and it's always a pleasure playing for the attentive and enthusiatic audiences that the New Orleans is known for -- not to mention the great Creole cuisine! Gaye Anderson, the proprieter of the club, has always been good to us, and certainly any musician reading this could do worse than call her for a booking.