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Thomas Marriott & McTuff On Jazz Northwest For Sunday November 15

Jim Wilke
Thomas Marriott, Dan Heck, Byron Vannoy, Joe Doria at Tula's

An exciting group with blazing trumpet and sizzling organ trio played opening weekend of the Earshot Jazz Festival at Tula's in Seattle, and highlights from their first set will air on Jazz Northwest  on Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is well known as a catalyst on every session he plays on, whether soloing with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra or leading his own groups.  This night found him in the unusual company of the organ trio McTuff, led by organist Joe Doria with guitarist Dan Heck and drummer Byron Vannoy.  McTuff is well-known for their deep groove and dynamic performances.   The capacity audience at Tula's cheered the combination with great enthusiasm captured in this live-on-location recording.

Next in the series of Earshot Festival performances is a concert by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra playing music by Billy Strayhorn on the 100th anniversary of his birth, November 29.  David Hajdu, author of the definitive Strayhorn biography “Lush Life” appears on the program as does tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss.


Byron Vannoy, Dan Heck, Joe Doria, Thomas Marriott at Tula's

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and  An archive of previous programs may be streamed at

More info: 

Earshot Jazz

Thomad Marriott 

McTuff Music


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