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Marquis Hill Blacklet

Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Marquis Hill Blacktet

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jazz

Trumpeter Marquis Hill, the winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Trumpet Competition, makes his KC Jazz Club debut 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 newly signed Concord Music Group artist makes his KC Jazz Club debut with his group Blacktet.

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.