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Human Spirit in PDX

Human Spirit is getting ready to make the drive today to Portland for a show tonight at The Blue Monk on the final night of the Portland Jazz Festival.

Sunday, February 26
3341 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214-4244
(503) 595-0575

Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Mark Taylor – saxophone
George Colligan – piano
Phil Sparks – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

New photo session

Shots from our photo session with Lance Mercer.

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In the studio

Human Spirit is in the studio with engineer Don Gunn editing down two nights of music to one CD’s worth or material.


Update on new record

Photo by Daniel Sheehan

Thomas Marriott and Matt Jorgensen are headed out this week for a couple of gigs.

On Friday, January 6, the duo will perform with the East-West Trumpet Summit at the JEN Convention in Louisville, KY. Then it is on to Indianapolis, IN, joining guitarist Corey Christiansen for a show at The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, January 7.

Human Spirit will be back in the studio on January 11 to begin editing and mixing on their new CD. The yet untitled CD will be released in late-April 2012 … make sure you are on our mailing list to get the latest news on the new CD!

Egan’s with Gary Fukushima

Human Spirit will be joined by former Seattle pianist, and now-LA resident, Gary Fukushima and bassist Mark Hunter for their performance this Friday at Egan’s Ballard Jam house.

The band will perform one set starting at 9:00pm. Tickets are $10.

1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Reservations: 206-789-1621

Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Mark Taylor – saxophones
Gary Fukushima – piano
Mark Hunter – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

Human Spirit on ArtZone

Play video … fast forward to 19:24 for the Human Spirit segment.

Check out Human Spirit performing on The Seattle Channel’s Art Zone with Nancy Guppy on Friday, November 18 and beyond.

Human Spirit with Nancy Guppy at the Art Zone Studios.

The show features artists from some of Seattle’s top record labels. Human Spirit (with Ryan Burns on organ), representing Origin Records, performed Reversal of Fortune, a tune from their up-coming 2012 release.

Sign our Email List to stay in touch with all things Human Spirit, and check out the CD that launched the band … Thomas Marriott’s Human Spirit.

Taping ArtZone

Human Spirit just finished taping a segment for The Seattle Channel’s ArtZone program which will air this Friday. More details soon.


Photos: Night 1 at Earshot Jazz Festival

Earshot Jazz Official Photographer Daniel Sheehan was at Night 1 of our performance at Tula’s and has captured some amazing photos. To see all of Daniel’s Earshot Jazz photos, visit

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Human Spirit is currently listening to the tapes from our live recording at the Earshot Jazz Festival and will be on tour throughout 2012 … hopefully coming to a city near you.

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Photos: Human Spirit at Earshot

Photos by Jim Levitt

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