Feb 1-3 Bellevue, WA Guest artist for Bellevue College Jazz Festival
Feb 21-25 Elmhurst, IL Guest Artist Elmhurst Jazz Festival
Feb 29- March 1 Houston, TX Guest Artist with Kinwood Big Band
March 7-9 Mexico Tour with Marshall Gilkes Quartet
March 12-16 Birdland Jazz Club NYC with Maria Schneider Orchestra
April 17-19th Atlanta, GA Georgia State College
April 24th Cologne, Germany King Georg with Marshall Gilkes Quartet
April 25-26 Lille, France Guest Artist at Lille Trombone Festival
April 27th Paris, France Sunset with Marshall Gilkes Quartet
May 2-4 Denver Colorado with Maria Schneider Orchestra
May 6-11 Riga, Latvia with Latvian Radio Big Band
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Over the course of the past 20 years, Marshall Gilkes has established himself as one of the world’s preeminent trombonists. A nonpareil artist at the forefront of brass playing, his virtuosic command of the instrument, marked by a warm and enveloping tone, Herculean chops, astounding flexibility and awe-inspiring range, place him in a league of his own. With an incredible work ethic focused and shaped through his Juilliard training, Gilkes quickly became a force to be reckoned with, earning serious praise when he arrived on the scene near the dawn of the millennium.
His debut leader date—2004’s Edenderry--was an instant head-turner, presenting ear-catching compositions showcasing dexterous slide work and an appreciation for high-level interplay. Released on the heels of his appearance as a finalist in the 2003 Thelonious Monk Institute International Trombone Competition, it served as a clear indicator of Gilkes’ emerging artistry.