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Marquis Hill

From his beginnings as one of Chicago’s most thrilling young trumpeters, to his current status as an internationally renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Marquis Hill has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers that divide musical genres. Contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house, neo-soul—to Hill, they’re all essential elements of the profound African-American creative heritage he’s a part of. “It all comes from the same tree,” he says. “They simply blossomed from different branches.”

That mission to bring styles together, complemented by Hill’s absolute mastery of his instrument, is a through line connecting his many achievements. It can be heard on his latest album, Modern Flows Vol. II, with its seamless blend of jazz interplay, hip-hop-infused rhythms and socially conscious spoken-word. It’s integral to The Way We Play, his Concord Jazz debut from 2016, where Hill and his musicians reinvent jazz standards using their generation’s wide- ranging influences. It marks the four records Hill self-released before November of 2014, when he won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz competition and became a presence on the global scene virtually overnight. And it defines the revelatory live dates by Hill’s longtime working group, the Blacktet, which the Chicago Tribune called “a remarkably polished, immensely attractive ensemble.”

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Apr30Tue
Marquis Hill Blacktet
Turner Sims
Southampton, UK
£21.00
May1Wed
Marquis Hill
Fasching
Stockholm, Sweden
May3Fri
Marquis Hill
LUX
Nijmegen, Netherlands
May4Sat
Marquis Hill
Bimhuis
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May18Sat
Chicago Jazz Orchestra: CJO At 40 - An Anniversary...
Studebaker Theater
Chicago, IL
$35-45
Jun13Thu
Marquis Hill
Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH
Jun16Sun
Marquis Hill
Space
Evanston, IL

Discography

Meditation Tape

Meditation Tape

Black On Purpose
2017

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The Poet

The Poet

Self Produced
2013

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New Gospel

New Gospel

Self Produced
2011

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Return Of The Student

Return Of The Student

Marquis Hill
The Poet

Portrait Of Lola

Portrait Of Lola

Marquis Hill
New Gospel

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