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Trumpet Summit-Studio 5


  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 8:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Studio5 (in Dance Center Evanston) (map)

$20-25. Click HERE for tickets.

Marques Carroll (leader)-Trumpet
Ryan Nyther- Trumpet
Quentin Coaxum- Trumpet
Amr Fahmy- Piano
Andrew Vogt- Bass
Isaiah Spencer- Drums

Innovative trumpeter and rising star in Chicago jazz


Trumpet Summit is a relatively new project by innovative young trumpeter, Marques Carroll. The ensemble pays tribute to some of the great trumpeters in jazz (referred to as BAM, or Black American Music), and includes their arrangements of works by Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Lee Morgan, Clark Terry, and Freddie Hubbard as well as original pieces by the band members. The intriguing lineup of rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) plus three trumpets gives plenty of opportunity for both tight ensemble playing and soaring solo work. Trumpet Summit recently released their debut album, In Stride We Keep Steppin’, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Studio5 stage.

Click HERE to watch an interview with Marques about Trumpet Summit.

We'll be recording this performance for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB, so you'll be part of the studio audience!

Cash bar, light snacks, free parking right outside. Doors open for cocktails at 7:30.

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Trumpet Summit-Andy's Jazz Club

The Trumpet Summit will welcome trumpeter and special guest, Curtis Taylor to the band stand.  Get to know Curtis Taylor-https://www.curtistaylor.net

Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. According to Taylor, “ When played honestly, music is the ultimate conveyer of truth and beauty.”


Taylor has performed and recorded with Patrice Rushen, Billy Childs, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard, Ed Motta, Marvin "Smitty' Smith, Rodney Whitaker, Antonio Hart and great gospel luminaries Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard and the Singletons. More extensively Taylor’s stint with jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut included a notable concert performance at Kennedy Center recorded for NPR’s Jazzset, an appearance at the Spoleto Jazz Festival, and a week long engagement at Dizzy’s Club in NYC. In addition, Taylor had the great opportunity to tour internationally with virtuosic saxophonist James Carter’s Quintet, performing in: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Canada, and Austria. Rounding out the experience, was a week long stint at Yoshi’s in California again with the James Carter Quintet.


In 2014, Taylor relocated to southern California where he fostered a musical relationship with friend and mentor Kamau Kenyatta. Kenyatta, is a two-time Grammy-award winning producer for Jazz vocal-star Gregory Porter. While building the musical team for Porter’s “Liquid Spirit” album, he chose Taylor for the trumpet chair. Kenyatta stated that Taylor “graced the session with his elegant solos and precise ensemble playing” and noted his musicianship as “impeccable.” Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit” would go on to receive the Grammy-Award for Best-Jazz vocal album of 2014.

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