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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.

Watch Video of the Solo J. J. Johnson Called "The Most Articulate Trombone Performance I've Ever Heard"

I clipped this article from the March 1988 Downbeat magazine many years ago while doing my studies at the University of Washington:


I remember seeing this video on TV, but I guess I didn't make it to this part of the program -- after all, I was only 14 years old when this would have been on TV, and probably had to go to bed early on a school night. I've thought of this video off and on for many years, and nobody I talked to ever seemed to have a copy.  I got an itch to search for it again, and found it -- of course -- on YouTube. Someone had posted the whole concert in pieces, so I snagged Slide Hampton's solo, and edited it up for your viewing pleasure. Behold: the solo that J. J. Johnson called "The Most Articulate Trombone Performance I've Ever Heard": (click here if you can't see the video)