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New Album Coming Soon

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



October 16-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam Conservatory
October 21 Zurich, Switzerland Swiss Trombone Day
October 24th Paris, France @ Péniche Le Son de la Terre

November 4th Suffolk County, NY
November 20th Noblesville, IN

November 30th-Dec 2nd, Battle Creek, MI with Brass Band of Battle Creek
Dec 26-Dec 31st, Dizzy's Club NYC with Carlos Henriquez Nonet

Check out 'Cora's Tune" Live!



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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