ShapeShifter Plus & B Sides Present:
David Gilmore’s New Decade Birthday Celebration
performing the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire.
8 PM Birthday Celebration with
David Gilmore (Guitar/Vocals)
Lenny Underwood (Piano/Keys
Billy Grant (Bass/Vocals)
Gene Lake (Drums/Vocals)
Martinez Little (Vocals)
Don Hanson (Saxes)
Kirk Brown (Trumpet & Trombone)
*** and many special surprise guests!
David can’t think of a better way to celebrate a major decade-shifting birthday than to enter it with his friends and family, playing and singing the music of Earth, Wind & Fire – one of his all-time favorite bands. They are known to the general public for many of their hit songs throughout the 70’s to the 90’s and to the present-day, but they are also admired and revered as being one of the most talented and musical groups that also happened to have some pop hits! Their music is a huge part of the musical fabric that made up David’s early life, well before he picked up the guitar, along with James Brown, The Jackson Five, P-Funk, Pleasure, The Temptations, and on and on.
Their music was powerful, and their messages of Spirituality, Love, and Gratitude were too rare when much of the R&B/ Funk world sang about dancing and romancing and ‘gettin’ down’.
More on David Gilmore
Guitarist David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists, including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers, and many others.
His latest release, From Here to Here (2020 Criss Cross Records), is his sixth album as a leader, and he has appeared on over 80 recordings as a leader or co-leader. Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. He has received numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America – New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and was nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes worldwide and is a Professor at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.