Joe Gilman



March 15, 2011
Jazz pianist Joe Gilman featured at Bravo Bach festival.


January 25, 2007
Dick Crockett, "The Voice" 88.7FM, gives the Wonder record these 2006 Twirlie Nominations:

  • MAINSTREAM: Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited" Capri Records
  • PIANO: Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited" Capri Records


December 2006
Joe Gilman Trio's "View So Tender" makes two national top ten lists!

September 1, 2006
"View So Tender" goes to No. 1 with syndicated jazz DJ Bob Parlocha for the week of September 1, 2006. Here's the link.

August 1, 2006
KUVO-Jazz 89 in Denver has made "View So Tender" their CD of the month. This will mean some very heavy airplay in Colorado and on the web for the CD as well as strong tracking reports as KUVO is the top jazz station in the US (according to Jazz Week and CMJ). They will also buy 75 or 80 copies of the CD for their CD of the month subscribers.

July 31, 2006
VIEW SO TENDER is the #2 most added jazz CD nationwide for the week of July 31, 2006, behind Joe Lovano (CMJ report)!


August 26, 2005
Doug Ramsey, Rifftides: As for Joe Gilman...

August 25, 2005
KXJZ, Paul Conley: "Deconstructing Dave: Local Musician Joe Gilman Helps Explain the Brubeck Musical Legacy"


Brubeck Scholar Award

Joe was awarded the University of the Pacific and the Brubeck Institute's first Brubeck Scholar Award on April 10, 2005. This award was made in recognition of eminent scholarship and musicianship in the music of Dave Brubeck and came with a plaque, a medallion with a quotation and inscription from Dave, and an honorarium.

Pictured from left to right: J.B. Dyas (Brubeck Institute Executive Director), Joe Gilman, Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck, and Don DeRosa (UOP President).

Jazz Review (August 2005), by Philip Clark

JazzTimes (June 2005), by Thomas Conrad


Jazz Times review
from the May 2004 issue
Time Again: Brubeck Revisted (Sunnyside)

Idolatry can be a career-changing catalyst - if you choose the right idol. For Dr. Joe Gilman, a Sacramento native, professor of music at American River College, and director of the Capital Jazz Project, that choice is an epiphany: Dave Brubeck and his 1959 career-defining recording Time Out, with "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk." Fast forward to Gilman's latest release, Time Again: Brubeck Revisited (Sunnyside). That was the culmination of many events: Gilman playing Brubeck's music at a Brubeck festival; teaching Dave's music at the Brubeck Institute; and, inevitably, word getting back to Brubeck himself, who responded by sending Gilman all his published music to share with the students. The next logical step for Gilman: record what he had internalized. With bassist Joe Sanders and
drummer Justin Brown, Gilman is able to bring a more boppish, more incisive approach to Brubeck standards. Not better - just different. Bottom line: Brubeck says he digs the "trio's imaginative interpretations" on this CD. -Harvey Siders

Review by Alan Prado, KRTU, June 2004


Pianist Joe Gilman just won the 2004 Great American Piano Competition and it's easy to see why on this tour de force of Brubeck repertoire. Gilman is nothing short of virtuosic in technique and expressive nuance, which is remarkable given that his trio swings as hard as they come while seeming to breathe as one.


Dick Crockett's 2004 "TWIRLIE" Awards


Geri Allen THE LIFE OF A SONG Telarc Jazz

"This wonderful piece is a culmination of art, math and chemistry. Daring and innovative, Allen, Holland and DeJohnette learned from the Betty Carter experience, that you push the envelope, keep growing, for there's no turning back."

Frank Kimbrough LULLABLUEBYE Palmetto Records

"Kimbrough possesses a 'salt of the earth' presence - poetic in it's simplicity, warm, original, nostalgic as in his writing and performing on "Lullabluebye." If your life's a silent movie...dailies shot as you view it, you'd want Frank Kimbrough to write and play your music. A LULLABLUEBYE.

Joe Gilman TIME AGAIN: BRUBECK REVISITED Sunnyside Records

"Joe Gilman is a driven, joyful task master - combination Glenn Gould/Oscar Peterson, who turns up Dave Brubeck's music to a level, that'll exist for hundreds of years. An acclamation of an original American music art form. This CD is a discovery of two young fine talents, bassist, Joe Sanders and drummer Justin Brown, who'll be stomping the future. Recuerdo."


December 3, 2004
KXJZ, Paul Conley: "Capital Jazz Project" (Birth of the Cool concert)

August 27, 2004
Insight on KXJZ: "Live Jazz with Ann Pedersen and Joe Gilman"

July 19, 2004
"The Voice" 88.7fm: "Time Again" Interview with Dick Crockett

May 23, 2004
Sacramento Bee: "ARC prof receives honor - Pianist Joe Gilman wins jazz competition in Florida"

May 7, 2004
All About Jazz: "Joe Gilman Wins 2004 Great American Jazz Piano Competition"

March 12, 2004
KXJZ, Steve Milne: "Time Again" Interview