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“Thomas Marriott’s trumpet sound is as lush and inviting as it comes.”

Chris Robinson, Downbeat


“Marriott’s extended solo emphasizes his deep, confidant tone and liquid phrasing.”

Mark Holston, Jazziz


“This album [Crazy: The Music Of Willie Nelson] is a kick in the pants!”

Jazz Times Magazine


“One of the best trumpet players in the world”

Thomas Conrad


“Serious chops and a luxuriant sound”

Jazz Times Magazine


“…Marriott is a brilliant player with chops to spare…”

Victoria Times-Colonist

 

“Marriott is a man for all seasons both as a composer and band leader.”

Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition

 

“Marriott goes beyond his influences to forge his own stunning path.”

David Kane, Cadence


“…deep, confidant tone and liquid phrasing…”

Jazziz Magazine


“Highly recommended to one and all.”

Cadence Magazine


“His rise as a first choice trumpeter has been steady, almost meteoric.”

Audiophile Audition


“Marriott’s trumpet sound is as solid as it is round. Even at high velocity.”

All About Jazz


“Thomas Marriott is one musician who personifies what is special about the Seattle attitude. A trumpet player whose music can fit into any decade, he is both historically traditional and in the moment. Although his new album “Both Sides Of The Fence,” has had 3,300 radio spins over the past eight months, he is not content to exploit the success of that particular sound.”

The Seattle PI


“Thomas Marriott is irrepressible.”

The Seattle Times

 

“Marriott not only has a signature sound individually — tuneful during solos, lyrical even when he plays at accelerated tempos — he achieves an astounding group sound as well.”

Mark Andrews, Vancouver Sun


“Thomas Marriott is a truly great jazz trumpet player.”

Maynard Ferguson


“Tom Marriott is a very accomplished young trumpet player. Recent hangs with Tom have reminded me of how much I enjoy his playing.”

Brian Lynch


“Thomas Marriott’s confident stage demeanor and intense interest in the rhythm section adds depth and character to his performance. A particularly interesting aspect of Marriott’s playing is his ability to intentionally displace phrases without losing the flow of the tune. Marriott is a musician who consistently addresses musical considerations without any apparent technical difficulties.”

International Trumpet Guild Journal


“Thomas Marriott can play with absolute fire, and shows an incredible technical knowledge of his instrument. But he truly shines when he steps down the pace a bit. This is where his rich tone is fully appreciated.”

Earshot Jazz Magazine


“Thomas is a performing dynamo, a member of eight other groups in addition to his duties as a member / co-leader of the Marriott Jazz Quintet.”

Encyclopedia of Northwest Music


“Having gigged with an impressive roster of jazz luminaries including trumpet god Maynard Ferguson, Rosemary Clooney, the Tito Puente Orchestra, and the Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, this rising trumpet star can swich from a slow, creamy tone to incisive passage-work in a trice. Marriott’s straight-ahead quartet plays classic bop tunes and forward-looking originals.”

The Stranger


“Thomas Marriott is one musician who personifies what is special about the Seattle attitude. A trumpet player whose music can fit into any decade, he is both historically traditional and in the moment. Although his new album “Both Sides Of The Fence,” has had 3,300 radio spins over the past eight months, he is not content to exploit the success of that particular sound.”

The Seattle PI

 

“Thomas Marriott presents a musical vibe that is contagious and pleasing, brimming with creative imagination, technical fluency, and a deep respect for the jazz tradition.”

Jim Ketch, International Trumpet Guild Journal

 

“Thomas Marriott demonstrates one of the most active and strong clear blue trumpet tones in jazz.”

Dick Crockett, The Sacramento Voice