Red Raspus Music

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.


I've been teaching privately for over 20 years, and have experience teaching privately through such institutions as Seattle Drum School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Edmonds Community College, University of Washington, and currently Seattle Jazz Ed and Cornish College of the Arts. I teach trombone and piano lessons, as well as composition, arranging and general improvisation concepts.  While I do have a set of rates for 45 minute and 60 minute lessons, I am very flexible with regards to individual needs. Feel free to call me at (206) 923-8271 or visit the Contact  page to discuss lesson possibilities.  For students wishing to set up regular lessons, the first lesson is given free of charge.

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Festival Clinics

As an educator, I've also served as a clinician in a variety of environments, from Carnegie Hall and Benaroya Hall to Starbucks Corporate Headquarters and Harlem PS 185, as well as dozens of jazz festivals and workshops in the United States and abroad.  I am eager to serve as a clinician regarding any one of a number of subjects: big bands to small groups, issues around trombone performance, programming, job skills in the music world, composing and arranging, and many more. Please call me at (206) 923-8271 or visit the Contact  page to schedule a clinic for your festival, workshop, or other jazz event.