Named for the street where our friend and New Original, jazz trumpeter Marquis Hill, grew up. Chicago’s South Side is a dichotomy – vibrant, close knit, and often turbulent. This city is a part of Marquis and everything he does both as an artist and a person. We like to imagine him jamming with the neighborhood kids and practicing, always practicing. Marquis pours his soul into his work, just as the STATE craftsmen do. This frame is reminiscent of the best jazz improv – rich color, contrasting temples, a notched bridge and sharp browline all come together to form a style that transcends trend, destined to become a classic.