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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.

Is Jazz Music Unsafe for Kids?

Some recent news articles may finally support the theory that jazz music isn't safe for young kids:

  • A PowerBar thrown from Kenny G's estate left a 9-year-old needing stitches (Seattlist) - I love what Seattlist thinks happened:

[Kenny G sits in his kitchen, scooping up organic hummus with celery sticks and reading Yoga Journal]

Ghost of Louis Armstrong: Hey asshole. I'm back!

Kenny G: Gack! Stop visiting me Ghost of Louis Armstrong! I'm sorry I dubbed my shitty sax playing over your version of "It's a Wonderful World!"

Ghost of Louis Armstrong: Too bad. You fouled my music forever. Would Bob Ross put a fluffy little cloud over Guernica? Would Ethan Hawke stick a Reality Bites reference in "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"? No! Tonight you dine in hell! [advances towards Kenny]

Kenny G: AAAHHH! [Reaches into snack dish on granite-topped kitchen counter] Eat Kisses, Satchmo! Eat Kisses!!!!

Ghost of Louis Armstrong: NOOOOOOO! [Floats out onto lawn]

Kenny G: [Winds up for super long throw] Eat PowerBar, you gravelly-voiced phantom!

Nine-Year-Old Brooke Porter: Ow, my fucking head!

Kenny G and Ghost of Louis Armstrong: Oh shit! [Run/float away]


  • A van on the way to bassist Victor Wooten's jazz camp crashed in Nashville - sadly, the driver was killed, but thankfully no student fatalities (WMC-TV)
It may not be killing our young people, but jazz music sure is trying hard...