Marquis Hill, guest trumpet sololist
Johannes Wallmann, director
Matt Endres, co-conductor
Jonathan Greenstein, assistant

2018 UW Honors Jazz Band

Max Newcomer, alto (Middleton High School)
Megan Rault, alto (Sun Prairie High School)
Elijah Smith, tenor (Madison West High School)
Jonathan Downs, tenor (Middleton High School)
Andrew Stine, baritone (Middleton High School)
Pierre Tan, baritone (Sun Prairie High School)

Tyler Kahle (Sun Prairie High School)
Kira Brown (Sun Prairie High School)
Isaiah Agnew (Madison East High School)
Charlie Watson (Baraboo High School)

Matvei Mozhaev (Madison West High School)
Rose Cantrell (Verona Area High School)
Dylan Lehmann (Stoughton High School)
Arthur Sommer (McFarland High School)

Rhythm Section:
Carson Bell, guitar (Madison Country Day School)
Hans Fuerst, piano (Waunakee High School)
Callum Fettiplace, bass (James Madison Memorial High School)
Alexander Warholic, drums (Middleton High School)


Photos by Michael R. Anderson

Born and raised in Chicago, trumpeter Marquis Hill released four well-received discs on Skiptone Music – New Gospel (2011), Sound of the City (2012), The Poet (2013) and Modern Flows, vol. 1 (2014) and won the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition and the 2013 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition before moving to New York City in 2014 and winning the 2014 Thelonious Trumpet Competition, which awarded him $25,000 and a recording contract with Concord Records. His Concord Records debut, The Way We Play features Hill leading his Blacktet (altoist Christopher McBride, vibraphonist Justin Thomas, bassist Joshua Ramos, drummer Makaya McCraven) on classics like Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” and Monk’s “Straight No Chaser” have been joined by less known things like Carmell Jones’ “Beep Durple” and Donald Byrd’s “Fly Little Bird Fly." The New York Times described him as a “dauntingly skilled trumpeter,” and the Chicago Tribune asserts that “his music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz.”