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 album, Ritualism, was nominated for the 2001 Debut CD of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He has been voted a rising star by DownBeat magazine and his playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two New Jazz Works Composer Grants from Chamber Music of America. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world. His latest recording, Energies of Change, received four and a half stars in DownBeat, and he was recently featured in their Artist Spotlight column.