Guest trombonist to perform with Scottsdale Jazz Orchestra

1007Ns Education (Marshall Gilkes)

Special guest trombonist and composer Marshall Gilkes is to visit Scottsdale Community College Tuesday, Oct. 27 to participate in a jazz improvisation/composition workshop with students and members of the school’s Jazz Orchestra.

That evening, Mr. Gilkes will join the Scottsdale Jazz Orchestra for a concert at The Nash in Phoenix.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be from 3:30-5 p.m. at the school’s Music Building, according to a press release.

Mr. Gilkes performance with the SCC Jazz Orchestra will feature music from his latest CD. “Koln” was recorded with the prestigious WDR Big Band, which is based in Germany, the release stated.

Ticket prices at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt Street, are $20 for general admission and $15 for students.

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Mr. Gilkes currently plays in the Maria Schneider Orchestra and David Berger’s Sultans of Swing. He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed Edmar Castañeda Trio. He plays a wide range of musical styles and has performed with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Stanley Turrentine, and Benny Golson, the release stated.

In the Latin music community, he has performed with Machito, Giovanni Hidalgo, Chico O’Farrill and Tito Nieves among others. He also played in the 2000-2001 National and Japanese tours of the Broadway show “Swing!”.

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