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.”
Marquis Hill - trumpet
Walter Smith III - tenor saxophone
Joel Ross - piano
Kendrick Scott - drums
Junius Paul - bass
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Tickets are $35. Reservations are required. No refunds.
The show will also be available via livestream at parkerjazzclub.com/livestream. Online donations welcome. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit Texas Jazz Society, keeping jazz alive and thriving in Texas!
ABOUT MARQUIS HILL
A 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.”
Parker continues to operate at limited capacity. Face masks are recommended. While dancing is not discouraged, please note that Parker does not have a dedicated dance floor.