Joe Gilman
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Dr. Joe Gilman is a full-time professor at American River College. He has received bachelor's degrees in piano and jazz studies at Indiana University, a master's degree in jazz and the contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music, and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Sarasota. Joe has performed professionally with Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Richie Cole, George Duke, Chris Botti and Slide Hampton, and has recorded with Joe Henderson and Jeff Watts. Joe recently won the 2004 Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida and has twice been an International Jazz Ambassador through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and USIA, traveling to West Africa in 1999 and East and Southern Africa in 2000.

Joe Gilman is a Sacramento native and full-time professor at American River College and the Brubeck Institute. Joe is also music director of Capital Jazz Project, the Sacramento nonprofit jazz repertory organization specializing in thematic jazz programming and educational and historical presentations.
Joe Gilman, pianist, holds a doctoral degree in education from the University of Sarasota and currently heads the jazz studies program at American River College in Sacramento. He has performed with George Duke, Slide Hampton, Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Bob Mintzer, and Woody Shaw and has recorded with Joe Henderson, Tom Peron, Henry Robinett, and Jeff Watts. In addition to being selected as a 1998 Kennedy Center-Department of State Jazz Ambassador to West Africa, Gilman received a 1998 Emerging Artist fellowship from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and earned first runner-up at the 1997 Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his degrees in jazz studies from Indiana University and the Eastman School of Music.


An eMail That Would Make Anyone's Day

When Joe Gilman's album, Time Again: Brubeck Revisted Vol.2 was released in February, he got an email from Dave Brubeck himself and it was, shall we say, rather complementary. Read below. After you finish reading, check out Joe's splendid version of "The Duke" in the Sunnyside store.

"Dear Joe,
I have just listened to Volume 2 and find it as great as volume 1. When I got to the last track, "The Duke", I think that's one of the greatest things I've ever heard. Russell Gloyd and I were discussing it today and saying that the original title of The Duke was Duke Ellington meets Darius Milhaud, and now, to make it even more fascinating we have to include and Erik Satie and Arnold Schoenberg (bass line)."Take Five" also is beyond the beyond. I could not be more elated than I am right now. So, thanks again for another great CD. My compliments to Joe and Justin, too." -DAVE

, - April 2005     Read the full article


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