* Marquis Hill Blacktet

January 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Kennedy Center Jazz Club
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566

Despite his imposing figure, Thelonius Monk International Institute of Jazz Competition winner 2014  Marquis Hill brings a delicate, light–one could almost say dainty–touch to the trumpet. Yes, but: His Blacktet, a quintet composed of saxophonist, bassists, vibraphone, and drums plays in a frenetic, straight-ahead style that recalls the Jazz Messengers at their most cookin’. Two separate sets at 7 and 9 p.m.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.