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.

Band Battle III at Jillian's with Below Average Productions

Week 4 of the Band Battle III extravaganza at Jillian's was short and sweet last night, with Below Average Productions taking home the win on the night. I had a super busy day, so I only got to hear ten minutes of the first act, a local MC named Ian who guested with Project Live a few weeks back. The second band was Below Average Productions, and from the get-go they had the crowd with them. While I'm not versed in the terminology associated with the many sub-genre names in rock music, I can certainly tell you that these guys play with alot of energy, soul, and focus. The third band, whose name excapes me at the moment, was full of variety in both styles and instrumentation -- most of the band memebers played more than one instrument, allowing them to change their "palette" at will. However, for my tastes, the stylistic variety was a little too accross the board; at the end of their set, I couldn't really figure out what they did well, or what the musical intent was. Below Average Productions didn't seem to have that problem -- we got the picture, and so did the judges! If you'd like to heard more of this band, or just find out more about them, visit their website and check out their tunes!