Grammy Awards – Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band

February 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

No, I’m not nominated for a Grammy. Marshall Gilkes is nominated for two Grammys for his album Köln [Alternate Side], which he recorded with the WDR Big Band—so I play bass on the album. I’m going to L.A., along with Mattis Cederberg, to represent the WDR Big Band, support Marshall and watch the awards ceremony. And go out to eat. Maybe hang out with Usher and Adele . . . but probably not . . .

The important thing is that you check out Marshall’s album, which is fantastic. Regardless of who wins in the categories of Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Composition, he conceived, wrote, produced and performed a great album of big band music. This project is the culmination of his time as a member of the WDR Big Band, and I’m very proud to have been a part of his musical vision, and thrilled that he’s been selected by the members of NARAS for this honor.marshallgilkes106_v-TeaserAufmacher

You can check some of it out here: