Seattle Times

In a narrow passage between a decorated brick wall and the stage at the New Orleans restaurant in Pioneer Square, is where the early education of trumpeter Thomas Marriott took place 20 years ago. In 2004, Marriott decided to leave New York move back home despite the danger that he might “mold in obscurity.” “I had kind of reached a plateau in terms of the calls I was getting,” he said, “and I didn’t think it was going to drastically change anytime soon.” More than five years later, Marriott earns a living doing nothing but playing the trumpet, something he could not claim when he was in New York. And starting the first Friday in March, Marriott’s career will come full circle as he begins weekly performances the New Orleans. To read the full article, follow the above link.


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