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.