Born: September 30, 1978 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Marshall Gilkes was born September 30th, 1978 in Camp Springs, Maryland. Marshall’s father was a musician in the Air Force, which meant growing up in different parts of the country including Washington D.C., New Hampshire, New Jersey, Alabama, Illinois, and Colorado. He currently calls Brooklyn, New York home.
He is a graduate of The Juilliard School as well as Interlochen Arts Academy. His teachers include Conrad Herwig, Buddy Baker, Ed Neumeister, and Wycliffe Gordon.
Currently Marshall is a member of the internationally acclaimed Edmar Castañeda Trio as well as the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and David Berger's Sultans of Swing. In addition he has performed with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Stanley Turrentine, and Benny Golson. In the Latin community, he’s performed with Machito, Giovanni Hidalgo, Chico O’Farrell, Tito Nieves, Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, Raulin Rosendo, Ray Sepulveda, Eddie Santiago, Jose Alberto, and Iroko La Banda....