Chicago native trumpeter Marquis Hill was the winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in 2014. In 2016, he was voted Rising Star-Trumpet in the Downbeat Critics Poll. He is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. The Chicago Tribune asserts that “his music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz.” Hill makes his first Houston appearance with his ensemble The Blacktet.
“A dauntingly skilled trumpeter.” – The New York Times