Hill climbs to the top to win coveted jazz prize

Marquis Hill

Chicago trumpeter and Flugelhorn player Marquis Hill has won the prestigious Thelonius Monk Institute International Jazz Trumpet competition.

Chicago trumpeter and Flugelhorn player Marquis Hill has won the prestigious Thelonius Monk Institute International Jazz Trumpet competition in Los Angeles during the weekend. Marquis' latest album ‘Modern Flows E.P Volume 1’ was introduced by Ruth Fisher and is currently being championed by Chris Philips on Jazz FM’s programme The Blueprint on Saturday nights. It’s his fourth album as a leader but after releasing records independently he now has a guaranteed recording contract with and support from internationally distributed Concorde Music as first prize in the competition.

13 of the world’s most outstanding young jazz trumpeters played before a panel of established names including Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Owens and Arturo Sandoval.

Marquis Hill album releases:

New Gospel (2011)
Sounds Of The City (2012)
The Poet (2013)
Modern Flows E.P Vol. 1 (2014)

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