The nu Trio Concert At Seattle Art Museum

Art of Jazz’s September concert at Seattle Art Museum featured the nu Trio. The trio consists of three veteran musicians, Nathan Breedlove on trumpet, Phil Sparks on bass and Brian Kirk on drums.  The combination of trumpet, bass and drums with no chordal instrument such as guitar or piano, allows

All-Star Big Band Tribute To David Marriott Sr.

Always one of the highlights of Centrum’s annual Jazz Port Townsend Festival is the big band performance, which takes place on Saturday afternoon.  Some of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers have directed this band in their own music, but this year was different.  Festival Artistic Director John Clayton, Jr

Thomas Marriott’s New Quintet At Seattle Art Museum

Thomas Marriott’s new working band played the February concert in the Art Of Jazz series presented by Earshot Jazz at The Seattle Art Museum. Playing for a standing room only audience, the quintet played compositions by members of the group including Marriott, saxophonist Rick Mandyck and pianist Tim Kennedy. Geoff