Join us at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park for a free concert featuring Marquis Hill's Blacktet as part of Water Colors, a live jazz music series presented in partnership with Navy Pier.
Award-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Marquis Hill is a highly skilled jazz musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. A native of Chicago, Hill earned his B.A. in music education and jazz studies from Northern Illinois University in 2009. Three years later, he received his Master’s degree in jazz pedagogy from DePaul University. A highly lauded performer, Hill won first place in both the 2012 International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition and the 2013 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. As a professional musician, he has performed with a wide array of artists including Benny Golson, Rodney Whitaker, Steve Turre, and others.
Marquis Hill, Trumpet
Josh Johnson, Alto Saxophone
Michael King, Fender Rhodes/Piano
Junius Paul, Bass
Makaya McCraven, Drums
Family friendly & free