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Pops ‘n Jazz Will Welcome Marcus Printup on March 16

Marcus Printup. Submitted photo

Jazz at Lincoln Center trumpeter Marcus Printup will perform in West Hartford at Hall High School’s Pops ‘n Jazz.

Marcus Printup. Submitted photo


Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Marcus Printup will be the featured artist at the March 16 performance of the 60th annual production of Pops ’n Jazz at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford.

Hall Pops ‘n Jazz 2018 is excited for the opportunity to perform with the talented Marcus Printup. After being introduced to world renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in 1991, Marcus was invited to join the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra where he’s been a member since 1993. He has had the honor of performing on multiple Grammy award winning albums there.

In addition, Printup has performed and recorded with Betty Carter, Diane Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliff Gordon, and Marcus Roberts among many others. Printup has led multiple recordings on several major record jazz labels – Blue Note Records (Song for the Beautiful Woman, Unveiled, Hub Songs); Nagel Heyer Records (The New Boogaloo); and several on Steeplechase Records including his latest, Young Bloods.

Marcus Printup with students. Submitted photo

Printup is in demand as a facilitator/educator for clinics and masterclasses for middle schools, high schools, and universities around the world. He’s an educator at JALC’s Essentially Ellington competition and an adjunct faculty member at the New School in Manhattan. Printup and his wife Riza published their first children’s book and arrangements for big band and jazz band combos, and released their first jazz single for children. They’ve introduced their first children’s program I Have a Song Inside My Heart and present it to elementary schools in the Newark, NJ, area. For more information, visit Printup’s website.

Pops ’n Jazz 2018 opened March 9, and features more than 100 student performer. Remaining performances are on March 15, 16, and 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Hall’s Concert Jazz Band recently won first place in the Class L2 Division at the Berklee School of Music Jazz Festival in Boston on February 10, 2018, and has qualified as one of 15 bands nationally to compete in the 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center in May. Hall’s Jazz Band placed second in a different division at the Berklee Festival. Also performing will be Hall’s Jazz Combo, Jazz Dancers, Choraliers (jazz singers), I Giovani Solisti, and actors. The program, which varies slightly each night, offers an array of American jazz classics from all eras, performed in big band and combo settings, highly choreographed jazz productions, and featured solo performances. The show is known for its eclectic blend of music, ranging from traditional and progressive jazz to pop-rock and Broadway.

More information about Pops ‘n Jazz, including a schedule of other performers, is available here.

Tickets to performances are being sold through an online ticketing system with assigned seating through the ticket website: http://hallhighjazz.tix.com. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and are on sale now online.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Hall High box office. Box office hours will be MondayFriday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Like us on Facebook at pops ’n jazz. Follow us on Twitter @pops_jazz or on Instagram @popsnjazz. For more information, please call the Pops ‘n Jazz hotline at 860-929-5151, or visit  www.hallhighjazz.com.

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