MARQUIS HILL, 2014 THELONIOUS MONK INTERNATIONAL JAZZ COMPETITION WINNER,
PAYS HOMAGE TO HIS FORMATIVE YEARS IN CHICAGO WITH JUNE 24 CONCORD DEBUT
“When Marquis Hill won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in 2014, the rest of the world started to discover what Chicagoans already knew: that Hill stands as an emerging trumpeter of uncommon melodic grace, technical command and improvisational ingenuity.”- Chicago Tribune
For the past five years, 29-year-old trumpeter Marquis Hill has been invigorating the Chicago jazz scene with his sleek approach to modern jazz, which often incorporates elements of spoken word and hip-hop. JazzTimes praised his trumpet playing by stating, “His articulation, precise but unlabored, calls to mind the precedent of Clifford Brown, while his bravura phrasing suggests an equal immersion in Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. All of which surely helped his cause at [the 2014] Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, where he won first prize.”
Hill now splits most of his time between his hometown of Chicago and New York City – a decision that provides him a greater pool of jazz talents to help hone his musicianship. With the June 24, 2016 release of The Way We Play, Hill’s debut for Concord Jazz, his profile as a new commanding voice on the jazz landscape will undoubtedly rise.
A major U.S. tour is in the works. Please visit: http://www.marquishill.com/calendar-2/
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