Theatre & Music
Music Convocation – Marques Carroll Quartet
1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago IL 60607
Chicago-based trumpeter Marques Carroll is keeping the tradition of jazz alive while pushing the genre forward into exciting new territory. A bold performer and passionate educator, he is dedicated to preserving the authentic culture of jazz and spreading his holistic love of music around the world.
Born into a musical family in St. Louis, Marques fell in love with the trumpet when he was only 8 years old. His grandfather worked with jazz legend Clark Terry who would become a major influence on the young musician. Marques grew up absorbing the blues of Louis Armstrong and the laid back sounds of Miles Davis, eventually going on to study jazz performance at DePaul University. He expanded his palette to include classical and hip-hop influences, making him a thoroughly modern and versatile musician.
Convocations are designed to help students launch their careers after they graduate. At weekly meetings, concerts, performances and presentations, students engage with a wide variety of performance styles and artists.
Convocation puts students in front of music industry professionals, wellness professionals, solo artists, chamber ensembles, large ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists who have successful careers in music.
Convocations are free and open to the public.