5 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss Marquis Hill

Acclaimed Trumpeter and Composer Marquis Hill Makes Buffalo Debut on Friday, April 14 at 8 pm at Kleinhans Music Hall – Mary Seaton Room

Making his Buffalo debut at the final 2022-2023 Art of Jazz Series performance is the acclaimed trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill. An exciting modern jazz trendsetter who is expanding what it means to listen to jazz. For this season of the Art of Jazz Series, we’ve focused on the “art of composition.” One of the most innovative and accessible composers in jazz will showcase his remarkable New Gospel Revisited project. A beautiful, highly praised musical project that will enthrall.

Although there are many reasons why you should not miss seeing Marquis Hill on this special date, we list 5 of the most important for you:

1 – Exceptional Music and Composition Talent

Marquis Hill is a highly skilled trumpeter and composer who has been recognized for his exceptional musical talent. He won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in 2014, which is one of the most prestigious awards in jazz.

2 – Engaging Live Performances

Marquis Hill is known for his engaging and energetic live performances. He has a charismatic stage presence that keeps audiences entertained throughout his shows. The music is captivating and draws you in. (I saw Marquis Hill in concert at Smalls in New York City a few years and I still cannot get it out of my head! I’ve been on a mission to get him to Buffalo ever since!)

3 – Unique Sound, Creativity, and Integration

Hill’s music blends jazz with other genres such as hip-hop and R&B, creating a unique and modern sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences. Yet, it is uniquely unmistakable jazz at its finest. The New Gospel Revisited project has had an enduring sound that is simply magnificent.

4 – Collaborates With The Best

Hill has collaborated with many other talented musicians and jazz stars, including Marcus Miller, Benny Golson, Helen Sung, and Joe Lovano. To name just a few. Since he often counts on many to be sidemen, typically his peers, you never know what surprise you will get when seeing him in concert and having a special opportunity to experience these collaborations live.

5 – Acclaimed Reviews

Marquis Hill has received wide-ranging acclaimed reviews for his live performances, albums, and original compositions from various media covering jazz, including The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, and JazzTimes. Ranking as one of the top jazz trumpeters in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll.

Experiencing Marquis Hill in concert is an opportunity to witness a talented musician and composer who is pushing the boundaries of jazz music. Hill provides an abundance of promise for the future of jazz through a stellar next-generation of jazz musicians and composers.

To not miss this special Art of Jazz concert, to get tickets, and to get tickets soon before they sell out, go to this link at Kleinhans Music Hall:

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