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Marquis Hill Wins the Thelonious Monk Competition

Marquis Hill Wins the Thelonious Monk Competition

The winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition is Marquis Hill. Raised on the south side of jny: Chicago, Mr. Hill, 27, is a veteran of that city’s jazz scene and a product of its institutions—he earned a masters degree in jazz pedagogy from DePaul University and plays in the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. He’s ...

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2013 Thelonious Monk Institute Competition

Read "2013 Thelonious Monk Institute Competition" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

The saxophone is the most iconic of jazz instruments. Its image is all that is needed to invoke the music's essence, its history intimately entangled with the cultural arc of American music and urban culture. Its masters are the most recognized outside jazz circles and its sound most closely identified with the art form. To many, ...