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.

Happy Birthday, Carl Fontana (1928-2003)

Carl Fontana was always one of my very favorite trombone players, starting with the time I heard him live when I was 17. It was at the 1991 Reno International Jazz Festival, and he was one of the guest artists. At that point, I knew of his playing only by reputation, but he sure cleaned out my ears that day! The photo to the left was taken at that concert by my friend Eirik Johnson, who gave me this print way back when. I thought I'd scan it today and post it on Flickr, so feel free to download the wallpaper version for your personal use. And for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of YouTube, a number of great videos, including Carl talking about warming-up (for all you students out there).