Marshall Gilkes -- Sound Stories –MP3– [Alternate Side Records, 2012] –
Trombonist/composer Marshall Gilkes is forging new grounds and receiving high acclaim from critics around
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 award winning WDR Big Band.
Mr. Gilkes has been voted a “Rising Star” each of the the past four years in Downbeat magazine’s annual critics poll, and he has received critical acclaim from audiences and journalists around the world. In 2003 Mr. Gilkes was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. As a leader, Mr. Gilkes has three critically acclaimed releases. Marshall Gilkes Quartet “Edenderry”(2004), Marshall Gilkes “Lost Words” 2008, and Marshall Gilkes “Sound Stories” 2012. All three albums showcase Mr. Gilkes’ unique composition style of which Jazz Review.com had the following to say. “As a composer Gilkes’ writing will most assuredly soon show up in the repertoire of collegiate combos; it’s supremely artful as a wonderful jumping off point for improvisations and intricate enough that it’s performance will make wonderfully mature study material for young artists.”
In addition to his work as a leader, Mr. Gilkes is also a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Edmar Castañeda Trio, and a former member of the Richard Bona Group. He has also performed in groups led by Billy Cobham and Dave Douglas. He has taught and presented master classes at institutions around the world including The Banff Center, Berklee College of Music, and the Brubeck Institute. Mr. Gilkes is a graduate of the Juilliard School and is an artist for Edwards Instruments. -[Biography]-
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