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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.

Help Me Pick My New Albums' Theme

septology.jpgI'm using the power of the Internet to select the theme for my next recording with my band, Septology. I started this band with the idea of using a septet to perform seven part suites, and started with the seven days of creation, which was released on the album, In the Beginning. I've also written and performed suites based on Jonathan Lethem's seven short story collection The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye and H.P. Blavatsky's seven principles of man.

I'm getting ready to start working on a new recording with the group, and am trying to pick the next theme, but am having a tough time -- I need your help! I've narrowed the list down to seven that I'd really like to do, but can't pick one, and I'd like to hear from you.  I'll also take any suggestions you might have that aren't on the list, but I'll mention only that I'd like to stay away from a biblical theme, Jonathan Lethem, or a philosophical concept -- things I've already done. So here is the list of seven sevens:

Let me know -- post a comment! I won't make a decision until my Cabaret gigs are over in a couple weeks, so give me your feedback, and thank you!