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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.

The Mad Trombonist: MythBusters and Trombone Demolition Experiments

mythbusters-poster.jpgAs a trombone player, I have learned to laugh at myself via being the butt of countless jokes (yes, I owned a pager in 1993). I stumbled onto this video over the weekend, and I had to post it here. I've always loved the MythBusters guys and their many projects and deconstructions -- one of my favorites is their holiday Rube-Goldberg contraption -- so when I found them trying to send a mute and the slide flying off of a trombone at the height of the 1812 Overture, I had to share it with you, my readers.  The video is a shortened version for an Australian program, Beyond Tomorrow. Enjoy the carnage!