Trumpeter Marquis Hill leaves a great impression with the way he connects jazz to spoken word, hip-hop and contemporary beats and breaks. In his Blacktet he plays with musicians from his native Chicago. These musicians can improvise on dazzling grooves, but they also translate standards and more obscure gems from jazz history to the present. Marquis Hill is currently one of the most promising American jazz players. He topped the Downbeat Critics Poll 2016 in the Rising Star Trumpet category and he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition 2014. He currently lives in New York.