Paula Boggs Band blends jazz and Americana. Front woman guitarist/songwriter Paula Boggs, percussionist Tor Dietrichson and banjo player/guitarist Mark Chinen are founding members. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass" the band has toured across America and Canada.
"Boggs is like the Dylan, the Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Joan Baez of this era." - Phil King, AudioFuzz.com
"Paula Boggs Band sets themselves apart distinctly by Boggs' stunning vocals... this Seattle band sounds the part of a bygone era and part refreshingly modern, an exciting contributor to the Pacific Northwest's diverse music scene." - Glide Magazine
Jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Thomas Marriott is a veteran of the national jazz scene who’s earned eight Golden Ear awards, produced 13 albums as a leader for Origin Records, and toured with greats like Maynard Ferguson and Roy McCurdy, as well as contemporary jazz artists like Orrin Evans and Joe Locke.
Alongside his profound experience on-stage and in the studio, Marriott also works in the local jazz community as a catalyst and advocate. Marriott has served on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Board of Directors of Earshot Jazz, produced albums for artists like saxophonist Hadley Caliman and trumpeter Ray Vega, and was a featured soloist with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for twenty seasons.
In 2021 Marriott founded Seattle Jazz Fellowship, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with goals of building the local jazz community, increasing mentorship and lowering barriers to access the music as a performer and listener." (Promo Copy)