Marquis Hill, trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Chris Smith, bass; Jonathan Barber, drums.
Marquis Hill, a native of Chicago, is a highly skilled musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. He holds degrees in music from Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. In 2014 he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including Marcus Miller, Benny Golson, and Rodney Whitaker. In 2016 he released his fifth album, The Way We Play, on the Concord label.