Seattle trumpeter Thomas Marriott and New York City pianist Orrin Evans perform in support of Marriott’s newest Origin Records release, “Urban Folklore,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. The concert is presented by Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center.
Marriott is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge on the national jazz scene in more than a decade. The seven-time Golden Ear award winner is a skilled instrumentalist, composer and producer, always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz in all its forms.
Evan, a two-time Grammy nominee and Pew Fellow, has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation, earning the titles of pianist, composer, bandleader, teacher, producer and arranger. His latest release, “It Was Beauty,” marks his 20th recording as a leader and his seventh release for the label, Criss Cross, for which he began recording at age 21.
Tickets are $20 general, $10 students, free for center members. Details: wjmac.org, 206.612.5967