Marcus Printup, who was born and raised in Conyers,
Georgia, had his first musical experiences hearing the fiery
gospel music his parents sang in church, and would later
discover jazz as a senior in high school.
While attending the University of North Florida on a music
scholarship, he won the International Trumpet Guild Jazz
Trumpet Competition. In 1991, Mr. Printup's life changed
drastically when he met his mentor to this day, the great
pianist Marcus Roberts. Mr. Roberts introduced him to
Wynton Marsalis, which led to his induction into the Jazz @
Lincoln Center Orchestra in 1993.