[Music Theory; Jazz Improvisation; Jazz Piano; Jazz Theory]
Dr. Joe Gilman is a full-time professor of music at American River College in Sacramento, and adjunct professor of music at CSU Sacramento, and a longtime associate of the Brubeck Institute and Stanford Jazz Workshop. He has received bachelor's degrees and a performance certificate 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.
From 2006-2016, Joe was the primary pianist with jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. He has also performed professionally with Eddie Harris, Woody Shaw, Marlena Shaw, Joshua Redman, Joe Locke, George Duke, Chris Botti, Eric Alexander, Anthony Wilson, Nicholas Payton, Russell Malone, David "Fathead" Newman, John Fedchock, and Slide Hampton, and has recorded with Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Frank Morgan, Jeff Watts, Robert Hurst, Tootie Heath, and Larry Grenadier.
Dr. Gilman has twice been an International Jazz Ambassador through the Kennedy Center. Other notable awards include the 1998 SMAC Emerging Artist Award, the 2000 American River College Student Association instructor of the year, the 2000 Sacramento News and Review Critical Achievement award, grand prize at the 2004 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and the 2005 Brubeck Scholar award. Dr. Gilman's work with students at the Brubeck Institute and ARC has produced twenty CDs and has resulted in twenty DownBeat magazine student awards.