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Live Art Series: Markus Rutz Trio (WDCB Jazz Night)

  • Water Street Studios 160 South Water Street Batavia, IL, 60510 United States (map)

April Live Art Series
Friday, April 27
WDCB Jazz Night at Water Street Studios
Featuring the Markus Rutz Trio

Markus Rutz plays trumpet with bluesy, soulful style and a tone that has been called gorgeous. He has performed throughout Chicago and the midwest for club and venue engagements featuring jazz standards and original jazz compositions.

Composition, arrangement and performance of original tunes is an integral element of his sound and experience. Coupled with renditions of jazz and songbook standards, the originals create an enjoyable, true listening experience in performance.

From the greater Chicago area originally, Markus began trumpet study at the age of 9. As a music student, he studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a summer semester at Berklee College, and the University of New Orleans where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Seating is limited to 70.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

Location: 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, IL 60510

Doors and cocktail hour at 6 p.m.

Performance begins at 7 p.m.

Estimated 90 minutes with brief intermission.

Enjoy a cash bar featuring beverages provided by Solemn Oath Brewery and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Batavia Arts Council, K.Hollis Jewelers, and BEI Properties

WDCB, “Chicago’s Home for Jazz,” is a listener-supported, public radio station that broadcasts from the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. WDCB serves Chicagoland with jazz, blues, news and arts programming. WDCB can be heard throughout Chicagoland on 90.9FM, also from WDCB’s 90.7FM booster signal in the West Loop, via streaming worldwide on (and the Tune-In app) and in the city of Chicago via cable television on CAN TV42.

The Live Art Series is a monthly live art performance exploring a variety of art forms including music, film, dance, storytelling, and more! The Live Art Series event is hosted in the Dempsey Family Gallery at Water Street Studios. The Live Art Series is made possible by a grant from the Batavia Arts Council. If you are interested in performing at Water Street Studios for our Live Art Series please apply online at:

Note: All ticket sales go to support the continuation of arts programming at Water Street Studios, a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, Illinois.


Jaime Gutierrez, Events Manager,

Danielle Hollis, Executive Director,