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New Album Out Now!!!

LifeSongs with the WDR Big Band will be released in early 2024!



5/29-6/1 St. Louis, MO with Carlos Henriquez Nonet
6/14-16 Rotterdam, Netherlands Slide Factory
6/21 Tokyo, Japan Garden Hall with Slide Monsters
6/22 Aichi, Japan Menicon Theater with Slide Monsters 
6/23 Osaka, Japan Moronomiya Hall with Slide Monsters 
6/24 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya WWWX with Slide Monsters
6/25 Fukuoka, Japan Denki Building Murai Hall with Slide Monsters 
7/10-16 Purchase, NY Teaching @ Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz 
7/17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl with Maria Schneider Orchestra 
August 7-8 Tokyo, Japan Blue Note with Makoto Ozone and No Name Horses
August 12-16 Salvador, Brazil Brazilian Trombone Festival 
August 18 São Paolo, Brazil Marshall Gilkes with Speakin Big Band
August 21 São Paolo, Brazil  Blue Note Marshall Gilkes with Speakkn Big Band
August 24-25 Rio de Janeiro guest soloist with Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira Premiere of Marshall Gilkes Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

Check out "Cora's Tune" 



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. 

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