Marcus Printup — Mentoring A Northwest All-Star High-School Band
Trumpeter Marcus Printup can really, really play. He’s also really, really devoted to jazz education and mentorship, which is what brought him to the Northwest.
He took a break from his work with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra to mentor and perform with a quintet of young jazz players from several regional high-school jazz programs. Marcus and the group, led by drummer Will Crandell, came into the KPLU Performance Studio and bowled us over right off the bat with their version of Sonny Rollins’ Pent-Up House. They followed up with a piece by another great saxophonist, Warne Marsh, called Background Music, and closed their mini-set with Marcus Printup’s composition, the Bishop, which is a perfect combination of grace and groove.
Will Crandell - drums
Jered Byford - trombone
Santosh Sharma - sax
Ravi Sharma - guitar
Luis Ross - bass
Marcus Printup - trumpet