Broom Guests with The Marquis Hill Blacktet at WDCB Summer Music at the Mac


Trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. Raised in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade. However, after being inspired by a cousin his focus soon shifted to what was to become his primary instrument, the trumpet. A frequent participant in Ravinia programs, awards include winning such competitions as the International Trumpet Guild jazz competition (2012) and most recently the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition (2014), widely regarded as the most prestigious in its field.

Bobby Broom is one of the top jazz guitarists in the world today. His emotional, soaring sound in both his originals and standards, and his ability to breathe fresh life with his arrangements into some of the most well-trodden ground of the American song book have made him a pathfinder for the 21st century voice of American jazz guitar.

A prodigy, Broom began playing professionally in New York with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker pianist Al Haig. Broom was the go-to guitarist for Sonny Rollins, and he has performed with New Orleans legend Dr. John, to name a few. A leader in his own right, The Bobby Broom Trio’s last album, “My Shining Hour” was the #38 album in America for 2014 (JazzWeek), and his group The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation has toured North America opening for Steely Dan, and has been seen in the studio working on an upcoming release.

Pavilion opens at 6:30p. Bring a blanket and/or chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available for sale. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted; concession stand available for ages 21+

FREE SHOW at the Pavilion behind “the Mac,” the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 7:30p. on August 25th.