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First Monday Jazz with Marques Carroll

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

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First Monday Jazz with Marques Carroll

To celebrate 10 years of First Monday Jazz, Arts + Public Life audiences will be treated to a year of live jazz performances.

L.A.-born, St. Louis-raised, and Chicago-based trumpeter MARQUES CARROLL is a passionate performer, composer, and educator dedicated to preserving the authentic culture of jazz while pushing forward into exciting new territory.

Marques fell in love with music and the trumpet at eight years old and has since shared the stage with renowned artists such as Carmen Bradford, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Etienne Charles, Christian McBride, Meshell Ndegeocello, Randy Weston and Bobby Watson. Marques’ compositions, influenced by the varied genres, skills, and renown of our ancestors, are soulful explorations of culture and consciousness. A storyteller at heart, Marques uses his horn to break down barriers between genres, writing evocative music that speaks directly to the soul. Marques approaches education with extensive knowledge of ancestral greatness and a passion for the future generation. He is the former musical director for Chicago Jesuit Academy, and regularly holds clinics and master classes around the United States. Marques is the leader of the Trumpet Summit and co-leader of the Chicago Soul Jazz Collective, and a permanent sub-member of The Count Basie Orchestra.

Marques’ debut album, The Ancestors’ Call, is now available everywhere along with his second release, Foundations.


May 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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UChicago Arts + Public Life
(773) 702-9724
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Greenline Performing Arts Center
329 E. Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, 60637 United States
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