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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.

Jazz Names for a New Baby

Tom%20-%20Baby%203.jpgIf you couldn't tell from my crack about 10 Songs to Induce Labor in a Pregnant Woman, I've had babies on the brain lately: my brother Thomas and his wife Lisa are expecting at the end of October, and I recently went to a baby shower for them. While everyone jokes about the possibility of a "Harriet Marriott" in the family, I thought I'd bring along some jazz-related suggestions. What do you think?

If it's a boy, call him Jasper.

If it's a girl, call her Jasmine.

Either way, the kid's nickname can be Jazz!

A bit corny, I concede, but it did get a laugh from the family and friends. Okay, not much of a laugh.  For a more serious take on jazz-related baby names, take a look at Baby Names from Early Jazz and Blues by Brenna Lorenz.