--5:00pm and 7:00pm-- Marques Carroll Quartet
Start Date/Time: Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:00 PM
    For the diverse trumpeter who has spent the last 32 years of life pursuing music with dedication and determination, Marques has turned his passion into a career and a life long journey.  To say that Jazz is his only plateau would limit his overall playing ability and knowledge of music. 

Marques grew up in St. Louis, MO, which has cultivated some of the greatest trumpet players in Jazz music such as Clark Terry, Miles Davis, Russell Gunn, Keyon Harrold, Jeremy Davenport, Quentin Coaxum and Danny Campbell. Marques’s grandfather, Lawrence Carroll, was a major influence in his introduction to the trumpet and the world of music.  His grandfather was a member of the Tom Powell Post Drum and Bugle Corp of St. Louis, which helped enrich the lives of urban youth in the city of St. Louis. While he played and learned how to better his craft on the trumpet, he became good friends with Clark Terry who was also a member of the same Corp.  The relationship that Clark and Lawrence developed would prove to stand strong for many years.  Lawrence gave back to his community through music education in the Drum and Bugle Corp, singing in his church and mentoring the youth in the underprivileged areas of St. Louis. 

As he continues to stay active on the music scene in Chicago, education has also remained a major passion for Marques.  Currently, he is the Musical Director for the Chicago Jesuit Academy.  He has written the course outline and curriculum in which students are exposed to jazz history, theory and instrumental pedagogy. This program has become a cornerstone for the school itself and has provided many students the opportunity to continue their love for music on a higher level.  Marques continues to do great work within the Chicago Public School System giving clinics, master classes in trumpet and music performance and working as a mentor to young trumpeters associated with Chicago's Jazz Institute.

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission:  $15