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Rez explored through music of RHS graduate

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports

The concert and multimedia project Friday will launch Central Wyoming College's Single Reed Celebration.

A group of local and regional music professionals will perform the original composition of Riverton native Tyler Gilmore on Friday at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, "A Rambling Stretch," will be in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre and is the kick-off event to CWC's Single Reed Celebration. The multimedia project explores the landscape and people of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Gilmore, a Riverton High School graduate, is a jazz composer, electronic musician and recording engineer. He has teamed up with photographer Gary Isaacs to produce a series of photographs that inform and inspire a cycle of musical works for jazz ensemble, said CWC instrumental instructor Jason Ogg.

On Saturday, CWC will host clinics for reed musicians, featuring Scott Turpen and Blake McGee of the University of Wyoming and Bret Pimentel of Delta State University.

The final recital will be at 4 p.m. and will feature Turpen, Pimentel, Ogg, Blake McGee and Zach Tolman. The performance is free and open to the public.

Joining these reed musicians for the Friday concert are Kelly Dehnert, Ed Brazeale, Jeff Troxel, Tom Amend, Zach Miller and Michael Lange. Gilmore will conduct the group.

Tickets for the concert are $5 and are available at the CWC Box Office and Mammoth Music.

About Gilmore

Gilmore has recorded two albums with his ensemble Ninth and Lincoln. He won the 2009 ASCAP/Columbia College Commission in Honor of Hank Jones and won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

His music has been reviewed in DownBeat magazine and performed internationally by groups including the Jon Faddis' Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the New England Conservatory Jazz Composer's Orchestra, the Playground Ensemble, the Henry Mancini Institute Overture Orchestra and others.

Gilmore grew up in Wyoming, attended the University of Northern Colorado and the New England Conservatory. He is now based in Brooklyn, N.Y.