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.
In same spirit as his dynamic live performances, his recent Blueprints project is the most recent relase in two volumes. The majority of the album comprised of his own compositions with new works that range from duet to sextet incorporating styles with Cuban percussion, ballad, bop, West Coast Cool and swing.