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 47th Birthday, Branford Marsalis

BranfordMarsalis%20close.jpgHappy Birthday, Branford!  I can say without qualification that Branford Marsalis has been one of the biggest influences on me as a musician, from how to play and what to play, to how to be and how to live. I've seen him many times over the years, including his most recent stint here in Seattle, and I'm always reinvigorated, inspired, and humbled by his playing and his band.  I feel lucky and privileged to have been able to get to know him. As per my usual birthday drill, I've collected a number of videos from YouTube for your viewing pleasure, but I'm also providing my short list of "Required Branford" -- if all you know of his music is the last few years, or maybe you just know his name from Sting and The Tonight Show, you should check out these recordings:

As a Leader

As a Sideman