This Day in History: 1975-12-16

Thomas Marriott, American jazz trumpeter, played with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider’s Orchestra and the Wirewalkers, won the fourth Carmine Caruso Jazz trumpet competition (1999), moved to NYC, performed with many jazz greats, co-leads the Marriott Jazz Quintet with his brother David, won the Golden Ear Award seven times, born in Seattle, Washington.