Thursday, October 12
7:30 pm PDT
Town Hall Forum
In-person* & livestream
Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio.
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott, presents his all-start quartet which includes drummer Roy McCurdy, bassist Eric Revis, and pianist George Colligan to celebrate Roy McCurdy, whose illustrious career has seen him reach legend status. Born in Rochester, New York, McCurdy went on to study at the Eastman School of Music. Thereafter McCurdy got his career in full swing by working with the Mangione Brothers, the Art Farmer Jazztet, and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. His jazz journey only got more interesting as time progressed. McCurdy collaborated with numerous remarkable artists including Blood Sweat & Tears, The Pointer Sisters, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Stanley Turrentine, Dionne Warwick, Charles Lloyd, Sarah Vaughan, and Ernestine Anderson among many others. As well as continuing to play nationwide, McCurdy works as an adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thornton.
Jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Thomas Marriott is a veteran of the national jazz scene who’s earned eight Golden Ear awards, produced 13 albums as a leader for Origin Records, and toured with greats like Maynard Ferguson and Roy McCurdy, as well as contemporary jazz artists like Orrin Evans and Joe Locke. The 1999 winner of the Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition, Marriott is a true but subtle innovator with a luxuriously round tone, a unique sense of spontaneous and poignant melody, and a penchant for melancholic compositions that evoke an introspective mood. Marriott’s undeniable talent and versatility is the culmination of years of performance with some of the most well-respected names in music.
Alongside his profound experience on-stage and in the studio, Marriott also works in the local jazz community as a catalyst and advocate. Marriott has served on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Board of Directors of Earshot Jazz, produced albums for artists like saxophonist Hadley Caliman and trumpeter Ray Vega, and was a featured soloist with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for twenty seasons.
*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: Earshot recommends that all ticket holders be vaccinated. Policy subject to change. Full COVID policy here.
Thomas Marriott photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn, and Roy McCurdy photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn