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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 with Project Live at Jillian's

Here we are at the finals of the Seattle Jillian's Band Battle III, and it was certainly a fun night of music making. Project Live is still a relatively new band, and is going through its growing pains, but the energy and vibe of what this group is doing makes me feel like the possibilities are endless.

There were four bands in the finals tonight, and they were (in the order they performed):

  • Below Average Productions
  • Alter Ego
  • Doxology
  • Project Live
I can honestly say that the first three bands were all great, and any one of them could have won the favor of the judges. Our set, while certainly representative of what we do as a band, didn't have the polish and spark that the rest of the groups did. I think a few of the cats in the group got a little case of the nerves that affected their natural flow to function. But that's part of a new band's character -- it builds it's identity over time, and can only grow with more performance.

When all was said and done with the judges and their deliberation, the winner was...

If you'd like to hear this band or learn more about them, be sure to visit their website. All of us with Project Live offer our congratulations -- represent Seattle for us, Doxology!


Be sure to stay tuned for more information about Project Live. We will be playing at Jillian's coming up in a few weeks as they begin to host live music on Thursday nights on the regular -- I'll be posting more about it coming up. Thanks to all who came out last night, and once again, congratulations to Doxology!