David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Cassandra Wilson, 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. He has been the receipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America, 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 latest recording, Energies of Change, received 4˝ stars in DownBeat and he was recently featured in their Artist Spotlight column.