Tyler Gilmore

Art Discipline: 
Denver, CO
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Nov 9, 2009 to Dec 18, 2009

Tyler Gilmore is traversing a new landscape in big band and chamber composition. Influences ranging from composers of the 20th century to the electronic innovators of today combine with his own musical personality to form his aural output. He has been honored with the ASCAP/Columbia College 2009 Commission in Honor of Hank Jones, the 2008 & 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Awards, and a 3.5 review in Downbeat Magazine.
Tyler has been writing and playing music since he was nine years old. He grew up in rural Wyoming, where he discovered music on his mother's upright piano and found inspiration in a number of great teachers in the area. He is now based in Denver, Colorado, where he is currently pursuing various artistic goals with his jazz large ensemble 9th+lincoln, as well as other groups. His music has been featured and reviewed in Downbeat Magazine, The Colorado Music Buzz, Westword, Cadence, and AllAboutJazz.com. His charts can be found at UNC Jazz Press as well as his own publishing company, Minor Ninth Music. Though he has never had a steady composition teacher, he has had lessons with John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Maria Schneider, Loren Stillman, Art Lande, Mike Holober, Alf Clausen, Jack Smalley, David Hansen, Cuong Vu, and Paul Chihara. His music has been performed by The Chicago Jazz Ensemble led by Jon Faddis, The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab I, The Colorado State University Jazz Ensemble I, The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, The University of Kansas City Missouri Jazz Ensemble I, The Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, The James Madison University Jazz Ensemble I, The South Nine Ensemble based in Miami, The Henry Mancini Institute Overture Orchestra, the HMI Garage Orchestra, and his own ensembles. In addition, he has been commissioned by Dr. Richard Mayne for the Univ. of Northern Colorado, Art Bouton at the Lamont School of Music, A Cappella group Groove Society, and Shawn Constantino for the Harvard-Westlake School in Hollywood, CA. Tyler has formed a jazz large ensemble called "Ninth+Lincoln" featuring some of Colorado's top jazz performers. The group has made a name for itself as the top progressive composer's orchestra in the region. They have performed to sold out crowds, to rooms of more than 2,500 people, and feature new music by Tyler and other members of the band.

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