Marquis Hill Blacktet
Marquis Hill, a 29-year-old trumpet and flugelhorn player, is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. Hill has also won several competitions, including the International Trumpet Guild jazz competition (2012) and most recently the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition (2014), widely regarded as the most prestigious in its field. In addition to performance, he has been an active educator. He has held teaching positions at numerous institutions, including the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, The University of Illinois at Chicago where he was a faculty member for two years and more. He currently resides in Chicago and has four albums to his credit: “New Gospel” (Skiptone 2011), “Sounds of the City” (Skiptone 2012), “The Poet” (Skiptone 2013), and “Modern Flows” vol. 1 (Skiptone 2014).