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.

Jay Thomas Big Band at Tula's

If you've never been to Tula's on a Tuesday night, you may have been missing out. Unofficially dubbed Big Band Tuesday, Tula's has traditional-sized large ensemble jazz music in a variety of styles from traditional to experimental. Tonight, I played down there with one of the Jay Thomas big bands -- this one dubbed (at least formerly) Jay Thomas and the Usual Suspects. The band included such Seattle notables as Rich Cole, John Gofoth, Jay Thomas, Greg Williamson, and Vern Seilert, plus some new figures on the scene that if you haven't heard them yet, you will. This gig is always a great time for me, and as far as I know, you can hear this band the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Tula's.