UM Jazz Artist Series Opens with Renowned Trombonist, All-Star Quartet

September 15, 2017

MISSOULA – The third annual University of Montana Jazz Artist Series will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 20, with a performance by the Marshall Gilkes Quartet.

Gilkes, an international award-winning trombonist and composer, will bring his all-star quartet to Missoula for a 7:30 p.m. performance at the UM Music Building Recital Hall. This is the first concert of the year in the Jazz Artist Series, which is organized by UM’s Jazz Studies program.

Joining Gilkes are Jon Cowherd on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drum set. These musicians, together with Gilkes, also will present three workshops for UM students:

  • 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, Music Building Room 1: “Don’t Limit Yourself” with Gilkes.
  • 11 am. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Music Building Room 1: Drum Set Masterclass with Whitfield.
  • 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Music Building Room 1: Marshall Gilkes Quartet.

Tickets for the performance are available through the UMArts Box Office online at or by phone at 406-243-6880 Monday through Friday. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for seniors or $10 for students.


Contact: Rob Tapper, director, UM Jazz Studies, 406-243-6880,