A great review by Thomas Conrad of “Urban Folklore” made the “editor’s Pick” column of the new JazzTimes magazine!
I’ve got some great shows coming up and I hope to see YOU in the new year!
January 19th – Smoke Jazz, NYC w/ Captain Black Big Band
February 27th & 28th – The Velvet Note, Atlanta w/ Thomas Marriott Quartet
March 6th & 7th – Andy’s Jazz Cafe, Chicago w/ Thomas Marriott Quartet
March 25th – Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center, Bellingham WA w/Thomas Marriott Quartet feat. Orrin Evans
March 26th – The Royal Room, Seattle w/Thomas Marriott Quartet feat. Orrin Evans
March 27th – Boxley’s Jazz Club, North Bend, WA w/Thomas Marriott Quartet feat. Orrin Evans
March 28th – Vashon allied Arts Community Arts Center, Vashon Island, WA, w/Thomas Marriott Quartet feat. Orrin Evans
There’s lots more too! View the complete schedule HERE
This fall I’m playing with a string of Saturdays at Brass Tacks in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Drop in for a great plate of food, a well poured drink and some good music. No cover! November 22, 29 and December 6th.
The new album is here! Please join me in celebrating the release of my 9th album on Origin Records as we play the Earshot Jazz Festival, October 17th & 18th at Tula’s Jazz Club. Orrin, Revis and Donald will be on hand to play some of the fantastic new music on the album, as well as a few from my previous records. I hope you can make it! Ticket information can be found HERE. BUY YOUR OWN COPY HERE
Labor day weekend at the Gorge Amphitheater is the annual three-day concert by the Dave Matthews Band. This year I had the good fortune to play with opening band Dumpstaphunk, an amazing funk band from New Orleans led by Ivan Neville. Here’s a photo of the horn section featuring Skerik and Jeff Coffin from the DMB. FUN!
My newest album, “Urban Folklore” is set to be released this October on Origin Records. Joining me on this new project are some of my favorite musicians (and people!) anywhere: Orrin Evans, Donald Edwards and Eric Revis. Take a listen and learn more about the project by clicking HERE!
On May 24th Tula’s Jazz Club will be presenting it’s 2nd annual Miles Davis show complete with Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Darrell Grant (piano), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums). The band will play music from all-eras of Mile’s music.
At the end of May 2014, trumpeters Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott join forces once again for the newest edition of their East-West Trumpet Summit, with pianist (and sometime trumpet player) George Colligan, bassist Phil Sparks and Matt Jorgensen on drums. The quintet is performing May 28th at Bake’s Place, for the 2014 Bellevue Jazz Festival and again May 31st at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, WA. The band will record a new album for release on Origin Records as well. Their previous self-titled release from 2010 saw international recognition as it reached #1 on the JazzWeek radio airplay charts, and the band ventured forth to Europe and North America. It should be a fantastic pair of nights!
On February 7th & 8th, I’ll be joining the Orrin Evans Quartet at Smalls in New York City for a fantastic weekend of music along with Donald Edwards (drums) and Luques Curtis (bass). These are some of my favorite musicians ANYWHERE! If you find yourself in the New York area, please come by and say hello. The gigs will also be streamed on the Small’s website if you really can’t make it out!