A collaboration between Andy's Jazz Club and Marques Carroll, The Trumpet Summit features the most in demand and on the rise trumpeters in the city of Chicago. Showcased in the group are the three trumpets of Quentin Coaxum, Marques Carroll & Justin Copeland. The band will be celebrating the music of the greats like Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan as well as original music from each individual Summit trumpeters.
For the diverse trumpeter who has spent the last 28 years of life pursuing music with dedication and determination, Marques Carroll 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. From what his father, graphic design artist and novice funk bassist, Mark Carroll, would say, “He would listen to everything, even when he was about 5 years old, but Jazz music is what caught his attention.”
During his time in Chicago, Marques became a first call sub for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble while under the direction of Dana Hall where he would play section or lead trumpet for the ensemble and perform with artists such as Christian McBride, Etienne Charles, Meshell Ndegocello and Nicholas Payton.
Marques continues to stay active in music education throughout the city of Chicago. Currently the Musical Director for the Chicago Jesuit Academy, Marques has written the course outline and curriculum in which students are exposed to jazz history, theory and instrumental pedagogy.