Markus Rutz plays trumpet with bluesy, soulful style and a tone that has been called
gorgeous. He composes music from his home base in Chicago, Illinois where he also
performs modern jazz in trio, quartet and quintet groups.
Trumpet player and composer Markus Rutz leads small group jazz ensembles for public
performances and private events.
He has performed throughout Chicago and the midwest for club and venue
engagements featuring jazz standards and original jazz compositions.
Composition, arrangement and performance of original tunes is an integral element of
his sound and experience.
Coupled with renditions of jazz and songbook standards, the originals create an
enjoyable, true listening experience in performance.
To date, seventeen of his original compositions have been recorded