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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.

Happy Birthday, Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936-1977)

e35964xwknd.jpgI'll never forget discovering Roland Kirk's Domino in my dad's record collection - finding yet another amazingly unique jazz voice.  I can't remeber if I knew about the whole mulit-instrumental thing or not, but when I got to the track called "Three in One Without the Oil," I knew I was hooked. I got Volunteered Slavery soon thereafter, and I remember spending many drives in my high school years to jazz festivals blasting his chants, manzello, and saxophones. He died far too young at 41, having been paralyzed on half his body from a crippling stroke a year earlier. As usual on birthdays, here are fifteen videos of the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk: