Marshall Gilkes

2016 GRAMMY Nominee Trombonist/composer Marshall Gilkes combines the spontaneous invention of jazz and the elegant architecture of classical composition with virtuosic technique and passionate emotion.

His decadent sound can be heard in the lush impressionism of the Maria Schneider Orchestra; the exotic chamber jazz of Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda’s trio; and New York’s thriving Latin music scene. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Christian McBride Big Band, the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Richard Bona, and Barbra Streisand. A finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2003 and Juilliard alumnus, Gilkes has released four albums as a leader. The latest, Köln, features a stunning set of his compositions for Germany’s WDR Big Band. Gilkes is the trombone professor at Berklee College of Music and is an artist for Edwards Instruments.

"Marshall Gilkes is a trombone badass, an original thinker with chops of doom." - Thomas Conrad Jazz Times

"Gilkes has a natural gift for creating evocative and exciting imagery" - Nicky Schrire London Jazz News

Two 2016 GRAMMY Nominations for Köln Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION Vesper

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Marshall Gilkes Quintet "The Crossover" from the album "Lost Words" January 24th, 2014 at the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne, Germany.

 Marshall Gilkes with the WDR Big Band "Edenderry" January 24th, 2014 at the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne, Germany.