The man on this year’s Chi-Town Jazz Festival poster is well known in the Chicago jazz scene despite his young age. A Bachelor degree in Music Education/Jazz Studies, and his Masters in Jazz Pedagogy from DePaul University? A given! Performed with artists including Dee Alexander, Bobby Broom, Willie Pickens, Victor Garcia, Benny Golson, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes? Sure! Toured the US and abroad with Sirens of Sound, The Delisfort Project, Chicago 12 Bebop Brass, and Ronald Carter Big Band? Yep! Now he is a trumpet professor at University of Illinois, won first place at the 2012 International Trumpet Competition, and has written and recorded a highly acclaimed original work, “The Poet,” with many of Chicago’s finest, most creative musicians.
We are really looking forward to catching Marquis Hill at Green Mill Friday, 3/7. See you there?