Esplanade Presents


Marquis Hill

featuring Michael King, Junius Paul & Kendrick Scott (USA)

7 Jul 2023, Fri, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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“Marquis is one of the brightest stars of his generation. He has a rich and deep tone, a masterful command of his instrument and a strong compositional voice.” – Edition CEO, Dave Stapleton


“Marquis stands out because his melodic sense is almost beyond harmony. He can take melody and pull harmony to his will, which is what he exemplified on that track and improvisation in that context.” – pianist, Greg Spero


One of the most celebrated young trumpeters of the East-Coast (USA) jazz scene, Marquis Hill makes his debut performance in Singapore at Esplanade’s Jazz in July.


Having been mentored by Bobby Broom, Willie Pickens, Tito Carrillo, and other Chicago greats, Marquis developed a lovely velvety tone that’s derived from the contemporary jazz style that blends urban groove and bebop. He won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2014 and with five acclaimed albums to his name, he is a jazz virtuoso and a leader of this generation’s New York scene musicians. Marquis most recently performed music from his 2022 album New Gospel Revisited at SFJAZZ.


Joining him onstage are a stellar line up of musicians. Michael King (piano)—an alumni of the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory who’s toured internationally with The Mike King Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Marcus Printup. Junius Paul—an internationally recognised composer, bandleader, and highly versatile bassist who’s played for Dee Alexander, The Curtis Fuller Quintet and Donal Byrd, among others and Kendrick Scott—a drummer and composer who’s been named a “Rising Star” by Downbeat magazine and a “drummer whose time is now” by the New York Times.


A Workshop with Marquis Hill

Embark on a journey of jazz with Marquis Hill, one of the most celebrated young trumpeters of the East-Coast (USA) jazz scene at this workshop.


A Workshop with Kendrick Scott

Join us for an electrifying drum clinic featuring the legendary drummer Kendrick Scott.

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6 and above.
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Artist Information

Marquis Hill

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Aside from being a trumpeter, Marquis is also a composer and bandleader whose comprehensive vision highlights the unity and continuity within the musical heritage of African Americans. On acclaimed albums like his latest, Modern Flows Vol. II, and his 2016 breakout project, The Way We Play, Marquis and his working band, the Blacktet, use their next-level musicianship and deeply interactive dynamic to break down the barriers separating bop, hip-hop, R&B and electronic music.


Born in Chicago in 1987 and raised on the city’s South Side, Marquis absorbed the jazz tradition both formally—he holds a bachelor’s in music education as well as a master’s in jazz pedagogy—and informally, gaining knowledge from his elders on gigs and at jam sessions. By the time he won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz competition in the fall of 2014, his reputation for fluid virtuosity was firmly established in the Midwest—as a member of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, an in-demand sideman, and a leader with several buzz worthy self-released discs to his credit. Since that watershed victory, Marquis has garnered glowing coverage in outlets like the New Yorker, the New York Times, JazzTimes, NPR Music and DownBeat, where he topped the “Rising Star– Trumpet” category in the 2016 Critics Poll. As he’s maintained a nonstop touring schedule with the Blacktet, he’s also supported and guested with the who’s who of jazz that includes Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Boney James, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano and Hill’s trailblazing Chicago peer Makaya McCraven.

Date & Time

7 Jul 2023, Fri


Esplanade Recital Studio
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Price $38 $30.40

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