He left Boston for further studies at New York University where his teachers included sax titan Joe Lovano and pianist Jim McNeely. Following graduation, he worked with a variety of artists, including members of the Mbase Collective, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Trilok Gurtu, Graham Haynes, Robin Eubanks, and Lonnie Plaxico. He also joined the popular jazz/fusion group Lost Tribe, and co-producing their first two recordings for Windham Hill. Gilmore has even made notable contributions to such pop acts as Me’shell N’Degeocello, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Osbourne, Mavis Staples, Issac Hayes, Boz Scaggs, Tommy Lang of Austria, Rise Robots Rise, and Japan’s Monday Michiru. He has also toured extensively with multi-platinum artist Joss Stone. DownBeat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll voted Gilmore a ‘Rising Star’. Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Leo Nocentelli.
He is committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness. One result of this global ethic, the work "African Continuum" –enabled by a CMA New Works Composer Grant– was premiered to the public in Spring 2003. In addition to recording and touring, Gilmore teaches Guitar Studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he is an Associate Professor. He also conducts master classes around the world, giving him an opportunity to share his talents, concepts and experiences with new generations of young musicians. Gilmore is currently touring in support of his 2006 recording Unified Presence (RKM/ Koch), which features Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Ravi Coltrane and Claudia Acuna. For the latest news and updates, visit: www.davidgilmore.net or visit David Gilmore's Official MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/davidgilmoregroup Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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