Meet Jazz Trombonist Marshall Gilkes: A Rising Star in the World of Jazz

by Madonna

Marshall Gilkes, a talented and accomplished jazz trombonist, is making waves in the world of jazz with his exceptional musical skills and innovative compositions. Recognized as one of the most promising voices in contemporary jazz, Gilkes has carved out a distinguished career that has taken him to stages worldwide.

Gilkes’ journey in music began with his early training at the University of Northern Colorado and William Paterson University. He honed his craft further at Juilliard, where he delved into the intricacies of jazz and trombone performance. His dedication and talent have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene, where he has made a significant impact.


One of his notable roles is as a central soloist in the acclaimed Maria Schneider Orchestra, where his trombone artistry adds depth and dimension to the ensemble’s sound. Additionally, Gilkes recently became a member of the esteemed Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, further solidifying his status as a jazz luminary.


Beyond his work with these renowned ensembles, Marshall Gilkes has also left his mark on the Latin jazz scene. He has collaborated with prominent artists and bands, including Machito, Chico O’Farrill, Tito Nieves, and many others, showcasing his versatility and adaptability as a musician.


Gilkes’ musical journey has taken him to major festivals and venues worldwide, where his performances have garnered critical acclaim and captivated audiences. As a bandleader, arranger, and composer, he continues to push the boundaries of jazz, bringing fresh and innovative sounds to the stage.

Now, Marshall Gilkes and his band are set to grace the Jazz Room stage, promising to introduce audiences to a new and highly talked-about voice in the world of jazz. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the brilliance of Marshall Gilkes and his ensemble as they take you on a musical journey that transcends boundaries and defies expectations.

Before each Jazz Room concert, you have the chance to engage with the artist during the Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist session in Shea 101 Recital Hall, one hour prior to the performance. This unique opportunity is free for all ticket holders and allows you to connect with the artist in an intimate setting.


  • $15 General Public
  • $12 WP community & senior citizens
  • $8 Non-WP students
  • WP Students admitted free with ID
  • $5 additional charge on show day per ticket.

Experience the magic of Marshall Gilkes and his band as they bring their exceptional talents to the Jazz Room stage. Get ready for a night of unforgettable jazz music that will leave you inspired and uplifted.


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