Jazz trumpet player Markus Rutz

I got to interview Chicago-based jazz musician Markus Rutz (pronounced roots) for my Cool Nights jazz radio show in April 2020.

I cut the interview (recorded via Skype) with some tracks from Markus’ new album and the package has been broadcast by at least 70 stations world-wide.

Broadcasters are welcome to use the interview free of charge – the intro and outro have been written for you…


Chicago jazz musician Markus Rutz [pronounced ‘roots’] has just released his third album called “Blueprints Figure One: Frameworks”.

The jazz trumpeter, who admits to being heavily influenced by Miles Davis, spends his time teaching the trumpet, composing his own melodies, performing, and recording his music.

Here, Markus talks to Steve Hart about his journey from nine-year-old wannabe musician to popular recording artist.

Download for broadcast HERE

Download Markus Rutz’ tracks here.


That’s the sound of trumpet player and composer Markus Rutz (roots) who was talking to Steve Hart. Markus’ latest album is called “Blueprints Figure One: Frameworks”.

Find out more at MarkusRutzMusic.com