Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott: East–West Trumpet Summit Featuring Roy McCurdy

2021-10-09 Hardly Raining

Long-time friends Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott teamed up cross-country to present the East–West Trumpet Summit. Marriott hails from Seattle, and Vega currently lives in Vermont. Joining them were Orrin Evans (piano) from Philadelphia/New York City, Michael Glynn (bass) from Seattle, and the legendary Roy McCurdy (drums) from Los Angeles.

The set list included Broadway, I Told You So, ODAT, Girl Talk, Front Row Family, One Quarter Nelson, So Long Eric, and You’ve Changed. For a show review, read in All About Jazz or at collaborating site Seattle Jazz Scene.

Held at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Theatre, the show headlined the 14th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series. The festival was sponsored by the Bellevue Downtown Association.

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott, East–West Trumpet Summit
“It’s You or No One”

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott, Return of the East–West Trumpet Summit
“What Is This Thing Called Love”

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