Marshall Gilkes – Trombone

Trombonist Marshall Gilkes is forging new grounds and receiving high acclaim from critics in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.  Born in Camp Springs, Maryland, Mr. Gilkes spent his childhood growing up in many different parts of the United States traveling with his father, a musician in the Air Force, including Washington D.C., New Hampshire, New Jersey, Alabama, Illinois, and Colorado.  After living and working in New York for twelve years, Mr. Gilkes currently resides in Cologne, Germany where he is a member of the WDR Big Band.  Mr. Gilkes is a graduate of The Juilliard School as well as Interlochen Arts Academy.

In addition to his work as a leader, Mr. Gilkes has performed as a member of the internationally acclaimed Richard Bona Band, Edmar Castañeda Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the David Berger Jazz Orchestra.  In addition he has performed with Billy Cobham, Dave Douglas, and the Village Vanguard Orchestra.  He has taught and presented master classes at institutions around the world including The Banff Center, Berklee College of Music, and on behalf of the Juilliard School.  In 2003 Mr. Gilkes was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

His album credits include two critically acclaimed solo releases: the Marshall Gilkes Quintet “Lost Words” and the Marshall Gilkes Quartet “Edenderry “. Mr. Gilkes has toured extensively throughout Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and has performed at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, Tokyo’s Orchard Hall, and the Moscow Conservatory.  He is an artist for Edwards Instruments.