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Marcus Printup

Born: January 24, 1967    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Marcus Printup

Marcus Printup, who was born and raised in Conyers, Georgia, had his first musical experiences hearing the fiery gospel music his parents sang in church, and would later discover jazz as a senior in high school.

While attending the University of North Florida on a music scholarship, he won the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Trumpet Competition. In 1991, Mr. Printup's life changed drastically when he met his mentor to this day, the great pianist Marcus Roberts. Mr. Roberts introduced him to Wynton Marsalis, which led to his induction into the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra in 1993.

Mr. Printup has performed and/or recorded with Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts among many others....
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In the 1990s, trumpeter Marcus Printup made his name as one of the new generation of serious jazz musicians. While he has continued to make his mark leading his own band, he says there’s something special about being part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

“I kind of would equate this band to the Detroit Pistons three or four years ago when they won the (NBA) championship,” says Printup. “They didn’t have a standout player. They had a team that drew together to win and create something beautiful. That’s what I think we do. It’s easy to be selfish and want to play all the solos, because we all love to improvise, but I just get a kick out of being in the same trumpet section with Wynton (Marsalis), Ryan Kisor and Sean Jones. Every member of the band is at the highest level, from a creative standpoint, of improvisation.” Marcus Printup/Written by Wayne Bledsoe of Knoxville News



Homage
Steeplechase
2012
1. Weather Bird 2. Nardis 3. Mr. Kenyatta 4. Later 5. Liquid Streets 6. Con Alma 7. Mr. Clean 8. Sunday 9. Theme for Maxine 10. Nostalgia 11. Tiny Capers
Marcus Printup (trumpet); Gregory Tardy (tenor saxophone); Aaron Diehl (piano); Corcoran Holt (bass); Alvin Atkinson (drums)

A Time For Love
Steeplechase
2011
1. Blue Bossa 2. Besame Mucho 3. I Remember Clifford 4. A Time For Love 5. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 6. Song For My Father 7. Maiden Voyage 8. Dahil Sa Iyo 9. It Might As Well Be Spring
Marcus Printup (trumpet); Riza Printup (harp); Kengo Nakamura (bass)

Ballads All Night
Steeplechase
2010
1. Miles Away 2. Emily 3. Memory Box 4. Lullaby for Nanay 5. Love As Is 6. Corcovado 7. The Nearness of You 8. All Night Long
Marcus Printup (trumpet); Chris Crenshaw (trombone); Dan Nimmer (piano); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Quincy Davis (drums); Riza Hequibal (harp)*

London Lullaby
Steeplechase
2009
1. Recorda-Me 2. London Lullaby 3. Una Mujer Elegante 4. Blue In Green 5. Eighty-One 6. Tears Inside 7. Chelsea Bridge 8. A Shade Of Jade 9. Dindi
Marcus Printup (trumpet); Ted Nash (tenor sax); Eric Reed (piano); Barak Mori (bass); Willie Jones III (drums)

Bird of Paradise
Steeplechase
2007
1. Stupendous 2. Now's the Time 3. Lover Man [Take 2] 4. Bird of Paradise 5. Donna Lee 6. Parker's Mood 7. Hymn 8. Quasimodo 9. Lover Man [Take 1] 10. Confirmation 11. Bird Feathers
Marcus Printup (trumpet); Ted Nash (alto sax, tenor sax); Kengo Nakamura (bass); Shinnosuke Takahashi (drums); Riza Hequibal (harp)*

Peace in the Abstract
Marcus Printup
Steeplechase
2006
1. Your Time Has Come; 2. Soul Vamp; 3. I Will Sing of You; 4. Deddy's Blues; 5. Hot House; 6. Amazing Grace; 7. Peace in the Abstract; 8. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye; 9. Soul Mama
Marc Cary (piano); Kengo Nakamura (bass); Marcus Printup (trumpet); Gergory Tardy (tenor saxophone); Shinnosuke Takahashi (drums)

The New Boogaloo
Marcus Printup
Nagel-Heyer Germany
2002
1. the bullet train;2. sardinian princess; 3. the weeping prince (for malcolm x); 4. the new boogaloo; 5. soul waltz; 6. in a sentimental mood ; 7. printupian prance; 8. the inception; 9. speak low

Nocturnal Traces
Marcus Printup
Blue Note
1998
1. Woody's Beat; 2. Have You Met Miss Jones?; 3. Schertzing Along; 4. Body & Soul; 5. Black Coffee; 6. Peer Pressure; 7. Nocturnal Traces; 8. Ain't Misbehavin'; 9. How Do You Keep The Music Playing?; 10. Freddie's Inferno
Marcus Printup: Trumpet; Kevin Bales: Piano, Ricky Ravelo: Bass; Woody Williams: Drums.


Hubsongs: The sounds of Freddie Hubbard
Tim Hagans & Marcus Printup
BlueNote
1997
1. Backlash; 2. Happy Times; 3. Hub Cap; 4. Lament For Booker; 5. On The Que-Tee; 6. Crisis ; 7. Byrd Like; 8. Thermo; 9. Up Jumped Spring; 10. Life Flight

Unveiled
Marcus Printup
Blue Note
1996
1. Eclipse; 2. When Forever Is Over; 3. Dig Listen; 4. Say It Again; 5. Leave Your Name And Number; 6. Unveiled; 7. Stablemates; 8. Soulful; 9. M & M; 10. Yes Or No; 11. Amazing Grace

Song for a Beautiful Woman
Marcus Printup
BlueNote
1994
1. The Inquiry; 2. I Remember April; 3. Song For The Beautiful Woman; 4. Trauma; 5. Pesentation; 6. Lonely Heart; 7. Minor Ordeal; 8. Speak Low; 9. Dahomey Dance;

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Primary Instrument:
Trumpet

Location:
New York, NY

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