Marquis Hill took first place in the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.
The top prize includes a $25,000 scholarship and a guaranteed recording contract with Concord Music Group.
Concord is one of the few major record labels in jazz.
Judges for this year’s event included Quincy Jones, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Hargrove, Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker and Jimmy Owens.
Check him out!
Marquis Hill (discography)
Dustin Laurenzi-Tenor Sax
Makaya Mccraven-Drums (Side note: check out McCraven with Chicago jazz guitarist Bobby Broom on My Shining Hour, one of the best jazz albums of the year according to lots of folks.)