Off to a great start with The Makaya McCarven Trio, the Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Drake Hotel continue the NextGenJazz concert series at The Drake Hotel with the Marquis Hill Trio on May 2, 9 and 16. Join the Thursday evenings in Palm Court and enjoy the Jazz sounds over a cocktail from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, please contact Shaun Rajah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-932-4619. Marquis Hill Trio A well-known name on the Chicago Jazz scene, trumpeter Marquis Hill has toured the U.S. and abroad with Dee Alexander, Ernest Dawkins and Willierm Delsifort, and leads his own group the Marquis Hill Black-tet. With a distinctly clean, clear approach, Hill helps define the sound of Chicago’s new generation of jazz artists. He released his debut album “New Gospel” in 2011, and recently released his sophomore album “Sounds of the City” to critical acclaim.