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Markus Rutz

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

Take Five with Markus Rutz

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Meet Markus Rutz Markus Rutz plays trumpet with bluesy, soulful style and a tone that has been called gorgeous. He composes music from his home base in jny: Chicago, Illinois where he also performs modern jazz. As described by Downbeat's J.D. Considine, with his “big, dark tone and a fluid ease to his phrasing," trumpet player, ...

BLUEPRINTS Figure One: FRAMEWORKS

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1 The Compass 7:43 2 The Musicianer 6:37 3 Gusto, as in Mucho 5:12 4 Very Marie 7:14 5 Limbo 6:38 6 September in the Rain 5:14 7 Syndrome 8:01 8 Shipmates 4:57 9 Segment 6:01

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Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks reveals the heart of an artist and his appreciation for the influences that surround him. Tickets for this exclusive 7:30pm event are available now and directly from Pianoforte Studios. Pianoforte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 ph. (312) 291-0000 Brice Winston is featured ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

MRM & OA2 Records Announce the Launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks. Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records are excited to announce the launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks, the latest jazz expression from Chicago trumpeter/composer, Markus Rutz. With compositions inspired by his mentors in life and music, Rutz has created a two-volume ...

Second Impression - 2nd edition

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: 1 Blues Wright from the Prairie 2 Blue Modes (From the Underdog) 3 Bronzeville Bossa 4 Samba of the Big Shoulders 5 Watching Drye Paint 6 A Shortstop in Cleveland 7 Red Beans and Brice 8 The Pullman Car 9 A Shortstop in Cleveland (Alternate Take)


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