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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.

For over three decades, the musical discoveries continue for Chicago-born jazz composer and trumpeter, Markus Rutz.

As described by Downbeat’s J.D. Considine, with his “big, dark tone and a fluid ease to his phrasing,” trumpet player, composer and bandleader, Markus regularly delights audiences in venues throughout his hometown and across the United States.

Capturing the same spirit as his dynamic live performances, 2019 marked the release of his third album, Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks

BLUEPRINTS Figure Two: NEW DESIGNS

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Passion Dance East to West Shipmates A Cidade do Vento Looking Out Windows Simone The Musicianer Beatrice Keppard’s Kerchief (Live)

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release By Markus Rutz - Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs

New Release By Markus Rutz - Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs

Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records announce the second volume of Blueprints – Figure Two: New Designs, the latest jazz expression from the jny: Chicago trumpeter/composer. An album of passion, balladry, moods and foot tapping groove, Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs is the second volume of new music. Figure Two picks up at present in ...

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The Compass: Live at Pianoforte

Featuring the music of Markus Rutz
Duration: 10:00

This live performance take of my original tune "the Compass" is from the first volume of my Blueprints album Figure One: Frameworks. It is a composition dedicated to my mother Lois Jo. The album version also features saxophonist Brice Winston who plays an emotive and energetic tenor saxophone solo immediately followed by the mysterious, searching style of Matt Gold’s guitar that develops into a groove.

Take Five with Markus Rutz

Read "Take Five with Markus Rutz" reviewed by Markus Rutz

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

NEWS: EVENT

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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