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- Bio: Composer/Musician Jerome Gilmer
Posted by : C. W. Lesher Thursday, April 3, 2014
Jerome Gilmer is an eight time Emmy Award winning composer, producer and pianist living in Denver, Colorado. He has written and produced hundreds of original musical works for film, video and records, for many of the largest (and smallest) businesses in the US and internationally.
Gilmer has lived and worked in Denver since 1976. He funded his move to Denver with money earned working on the Steven Spielberg movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” on which he helped create special musically coordinated lighting effects for the final scenes. Since settling in Colorado, his music has been heard in markets across the country and internationally. His song, “This Is Colorado,” was for many years a staple in the state’s school music programs. His work for KCNC-TV helped the station forge an image as a leading news channel.
He was musical director for the Inaugural Gala of Denver’s Pepsi Center, featuring the Arapahoe Community Orchestra, jazz recording artists Dotsero, the Eternal Life Singers and an aerial ballet by Debra Brown, choreographer for Cirque du Soliel. He composed and produced theme packages for the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Nuggets. He produced a theme for the BBC’s “Summer Sunday” series and his theme and underscore for NBC’s award winning “News For Kids” played in over 150 markets throughout the US. As a contributor to the OmniMusic Production Music Library his work has been heard in programs around the world, including the Late Show with David Letterman.
He was a contributing composer on Animal Planet’s “Breed All About It” series. He has scored two of Chrysler Corporation’s “Mission” films and one for Intelsat. He produced news and promotional music from 2002 until 2011 for the 28 station Hearst-Argyle Television Group and has received eight regional Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Silver Muse from the Promax association for broadcast professionals.