Chicago based trumpeter Marques Carroll is keeping the tradition of jazz alive while pushing the genre forward into exciting new territory. A bold performer and passionate educator, he is dedicated to preserving the authentic culture of jazz and spreading his holistic love of music around the world. This weekend he will be presenting two different groups for Andy’s audiences.
The Marques Carroll Quintet will be performing music from their latest record, The Ancestors’ Call, as well as exclusive unreleased originals. The Quintet features Marques Carroll on Trumpet, Brent Griffin on Alto, Richard Johnson on Piano, Christian Dillingham on Bass, and Greg Artry on Drums.
Born into a musical family in St. Louis, Marques Carroll fell in love with the trumpet when he was only 8 years old. His grandfather worked with jazz legend Clark Terry who would become a major influence on the young musician. Marques grew up absorbing the blues of Louis Armstrong and the laid back sounds of Miles Davis, eventually going on to study jazz performance at DePaul University. He expanded his palette to include classical and hip-hop influences, making him a thoroughly modern and versatile musician.