Sean Cronin is Writing an "Opera"

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Sean Cronin with his band Very Good will showcase pieces from his nonsensical rock-opera at a Sunday Night Ace Hotel residency in March. The new large-scale work is loosely themed around the three books of Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. The 8-piece ensemble will use the space in unconventional ways, mobilizing the band around the vast lobby, and will use uniformity and contrast within the costumes of the members.

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Why Nobilis?

Why I started this company in the first place:

For years my job title was Trombonist, Singer, and Educator. I grew into Bandleader, Arranger, and Composer. Gradually I was also wearing the hats of Booking Agent, Tour Manager, Business Manager, Record Producer, Publicist, Driver and Entrepreneur. When all the hats began to obstruct my view of the music, I realized that it was time to reach out for support. Every book on “How to be a successful musician” describes the process of hiring a management team one member at a time; the arduous process of researching, interviewing and taking a risk on each manager, agent, publicist, etc… While observing and talking to other musicians I admired, I began to wonder why each of us must assemble a separate team. Couldn’t we share resources and streamline the process? Knowing so keenly what help I wished for and what support I could personally contribute, I founded Nobilis Music Group as a support system to be shared by a collection of hand-picked extraordinary musicians.

I see Nobilis as an agency which elevates and celebrates excellence. By focusing on honesty and quality over chaos and hype, I look forward to fostering long-term positive relationships with diverse music venues, festivals, schools, and private clients in order to provide distinctive and creative music to audiences world-wide.

Looking Forward,

Emily Asher, Founder and Managing Director


Marshall Gilkes' KÖLN Nominated for TWO 2016 Grammy™ Awards!

Congratulations to Marshall Gilkes on TWO Grammy Nominations for his album KÖLN with the WDR Big Band! This outstanding album is nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Composition for "Vesper." Album is available for purchase through AMAZON, iTunes and Bandcamp

Marshall is available for bookings worldwide as a soloist, with his trio, quartet, big band, as an educator, clinician and composer. Contact Nobilis Music Group for availability and pricing.