Michele Cantarelli, joegilman.com
Gilman explains how he goes about reworking classic Dave Brubeck compositions
On Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m., Music Director Gary Vercelli turned the jazz music programming of Capital Public Radio over to pianist/educator Joe Gilman. The theme of this two hour program focused on the songs that had a profound influence on Gilman during his developmental years, including work from Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, and Chick Corea.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Joe Gilman received his B.A. in piano and jazz studies at Indiana University, a master’s from Eastman School of Music, and a doctorate from the University of Sarasota. Joe is a professor of music at American River College and is currently touring as a member of the Bobby Hutcherson Quartet. He also teaches at the Brubeck Institute and has recorded with jazz masters Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and Eddie Harris.
During this two hour program of conversation and music, Gilman explains how he goes about reworking classic Dave Brubeck compositions. Brubeck has called Gilman one of his favorite pianists! Joe also talks about the founding of Capital Jazz Project, the Sacramento based non-profit organization specializing in thematic based jazz programming, with concerts throughout the community.