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Art of Jazz | Marquis Hill – New Gospel Revisited
New Gospel Revisited
Friday, April 14 at 8 pm
New Gospel Revisited is the most recent musical project from the fearless and formidable American composer and trumpeter Marquis Hill. It involved the capturing of a live recording that revisits and reinterprets his debut 2012 album New Gospel, this time round employing a band of super-heavyweight musicians. Marquis Hill’s rise over the last few years has been striking and there’s no letting up. Since winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Composition award in 2014, he has demonstrated full command of his art and built a reputation for synthesizing what he describes as the essential elements of the Africa-American creative heritage including contemporary and classic jazz, R&B, and neo-soul. New Gospel Revisited, is an extraordinary project that reimagines his debut as a leader, a new focus, and a sharpened ear as a bandleader, composer, and performer. Hill has garnered glowing coverage of his compositions in outlets like the New Yorker, the New York Times, JazzTimes, NPR Music, and DownBeat, where he topped the “Rising Star– Trumpet” category in the 2016 Critics Poll. He has also supported with compositions and guested with a jazz who’s who that includes Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano, and Hill’s trailblazing Chicago peer Makaya McCraven. Hill makes his exciting debut performance in Buffalo on this date.
About Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic
During the past 20 plus years, Art of Jazz has earned a reputation as one of the premier jazz series in North America. Join us for an exciting season focused on the art of composing in jazz. Some of the best artists, composers, and arrangers in jazz will present unique musical projects that will feature Grammy winners and nominees as well as competition winners in four riveting performances.
Tony Zambito, Producer
A program of Kleinhans Music Hall
Promotional support provided by JazzBuffalo and Buffalo AKG Art Museum.