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George W Russell Jr.
David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers, and many others. Gilmore’s first CD, Ritualism, was nominated for the 2001 Debut CD of the Year, by the Jazz Journalists Association. Voted a rising star by Downbeat Magazine, Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America Grants and New Jazz Works Composer Grants. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is an Associate Professor at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. His 2015 CD, Energies of Change, received 4 ½ stars in Down Beat, and he was recently featured in their Artist Spotlight column. His latest release, Transitions, was released in February 2017 on the Dutch Criss Cross Label.