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Marquis Hill Blacklet

Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Marquis Hill Blacktet

Friday, April 14, 2017

Jazz

The winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Trumpet Competition, Marquis Hill makes his KC Jazz Club debut as a leader with his group Blacktet.

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Trumpeter Marquis Hill may already be a familiar face to Kennedy Center jazz regulars. The winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Trumpet Competition, this Chicago native is a 2009 graduate of the Kennedy Center's Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead program, and was a performer with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra's December 2014 Terrace Theater and Kennedy Center Honors Gala performances. The Concord Music Group artist makes his KC Jazz Club debut as a leader with his group Blacktet.

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.