Calendar of upcoming events

Past Events

Concerts 2017

October 25th

Winter's Jazz Club
Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois

August 31st and September 1st

Pete Miller's Steakhouse
Evanston, Illinois

July 2nd

Winter's Jazz Club
Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois

June 11th

The Whistler
Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois

March 24th

Merriman's Playhouse
South Bend, Indiana

February 22nd

The Jazz Showcase
Printer's Row, Chicago, Illinois

January 25th

The Jazz Showcase
Printer's Row, Chicago, Illinois

Concerts 2016

December 26th

The Whistler
Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois

August 18th

Ancien Cycles Pop-Up Jazz Series
Chicago, Illinois

July 10th

The Whistler
Chicago, Illinois

June 14th

The Jazz Showcase
Printer's Row, Chicago, Illinois

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Jazz Showcase
806 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 312-360-0234

Thursday, January 21st 8 PM & 9:30 PM

Markus Rutz Quintet
Cliff Bell's
2030 Park Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

Friday, January 22, 2016 8 PM EST

Merriman's Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, Indiana 46615

April 15 - 24
Thursday - Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM

She Love Me (a musical theatre performance)
Newhart Family Theatre
$10 - 20


Thursday April 14 7:30 PM | $6 students | $8 general admission

ASL Performance

Friday April 22 7:30 PM

Concerts 2015

Tuesday, August 18th 9:30 PM

featuring: Victor Goines – saxophones; Scott Hesse — Guitar;
Jeremiah Hunt – bass and Isaiah Spencer – drums.

Tuesday, May 12th 9:30 PM

featuring: Jarard Harris, saxophone; Scott Hesse, guitar; Isaiah Spencer, drums and bassist Christian Dillingham
Jerry's Sandwiches – Ears and Eyes Music Series
1938 West Division Street Chicago, Illinois 60622 – Wicker Park

Sunday, April 26th 7PM

Moe's Tavern – Concert venue and Dive bar
2937 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, Illinois
Original Music from the album Second Impression

Tuesday, January 13th 8 PM

Record Release at the Jazz Showcase!
806 South Plymouth Court Chicago, Illinois 60605 312-360-0234
Featuring Brice Winston on saxophones including: Jeff Pedraz on bass, pianist Dennis Luxion, Scott Hesse on guitar and Isaiah Spencer on drums.

Concerts 2014

Monday, November 17th

Markus Rutz Sometet is playing a gig at Gallery Cabaret 2020 North Oakley in Chicago.
Musicians joining in are: Norman Palm – trombone; Brian Rowe – piano; Joe Tange – drums and Aaron Zachary – bass.

November 13, 2014

At the invitation of bassist Richard Davis, I was honored to be guest speaker for a class about the history of jazz trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hot Mikado (a musical). April 4th - 13th

Where: Newhart Family Theatre, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
When: April 4 - 13 | Thursday - Saturday 7:30 PM / Sunday 2 PM
Preview: APR 3 | Thurs. 7:30 PM Cost: $5- $20
Description: "Fusing of Eastern and Western culture with a 1940's, big band twist, Hot Mikado swings into Loyola with the side-splitting story of Ko-Ko, the reluctant Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Poo, a disguised prince fleeing his arranged marriage, and Yum-Yum, the woman they both love. The hilarious complications which ensue turn this satire into an American mix of jazz, gospel, and vaudeville."                 

Concerts 2013

Saturday, October 26th 9AM-2PM

Arvey Field, Museum Campus Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois

We are performing sets of music as a quintet for the day of events at the upcoming, community walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The group for this important event is: Markus Rutz, trumpet; Rajiv Halim, alto saxophone; Stu Mindeman, piano; John Sutton, bass and Mikel Avery, drums. Please turn out, support the event, join the walk and listen to some of our music.

Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th at 5 - 8:30 PM

Markus Rutz Quintet is playing sets at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago, Illinois located at 11 East Hubbard Street. The rhythm section features: pianist Ryan Cohan, bassist Christian Dillingham and drummer Robert Shy. Joining in the horn section on Friday will be saxophonist Geof Bradfield and on Saturday will be saxophonist Scott Burns.

Sunday, February 10th — Private Event

Performance with pianist Brian Rowe and drummer Isaiah Spencer.