Trumpet man Marquis Hill, 29, includes spoken-word passages, hiphop, sweet soul and funkalicious jazz in what he calls his Blacktet. Going on four years now, they're tighter than a mosquito's tweeter. This, then, he likes to say, is 'The Way We Play' on his Concord Music Group debut.
Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the Thelonious Monk Institute that presents the top three winners from the renowned Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year's three finalists, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift and Vuyo Sotashe, outstanding jazz vocalists, will perform with their own combos from various parts of the world.