David Gilmore & Berklee Global Jazz Institute
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.
For the 2016 Youth Jazz Showcase, BGJI guitar faculty David Gilmore performs with BGJI students:
Malwina Masternak (voice)
Matt Stubbs (clarinet)
Toni Vaquer (piano)
Jared Henderson (bass)
Yair Amster (drums)
Guitarist David Gilmore has recorded and performed with some of the most highly influential and innovative artists in modern music today, including Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers, Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Cassandra Wilson, Uri Caine, Randy Brecker, and David Sanborn. He has appeared on more than 50 recordings and been a major presence on the international touring scene. In the spring of 2001 he released his first recording as a leader, Ritualism, which received major international critical appraise and was nominated for Debut CD of the Year in 2001 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Gilmore was recently voted into the Rising Stars category in the Down Beat Critic's Poll. His playing, which incorporates many non-Western approaches, has been compared to guitarists with styles as diverse as George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and Leo Nocentelli.