Devon Gillingham | Jazz at the Fort Garry Hotel
Devon Gillingham is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, writer, and actor originally from Winnipeg.
His study of music began with the piano. By the age of 16 he received his ARCT diploma in classical piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. At the same time, he was becoming increasingly active as a bassist in Winnipeg’s music scene, and his focus began to shift more towards jazz and improvised music.
In his final year of high school, Gillingham was selected as the winner of the first annual Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington student composition competition. His piece, “Remember to Forget”, was recorded by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. That fall, he moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on a full scholarship. He studied with Ron Carter, Harish Raghavan, Becca Stevens, and Kirk Nurock, among others, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jazz performance, with a minor in screenwriting.
Known for his energetic playing and versatility as a bassist, Gillingham is also active as a singer-songwriter. His first EP of original music, entitled December, was released in the winter of 2019. His debut full length record, Maplewood, released with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, was released in early 2022 on his own label, Hands-Off Records. He is currently working on a follow-up, due for release early next year.
Sunday shows at Jazz at the Fort Garry Hotel feature two 60-minute seatings per evening. Please select which seating you would like to attend during checkout.
Seating 1 | 6:30pm — 7:30pm
(Doors open at 5:30pm)
Seating 2 | 8:30pm — 9:30pm
(Doors open at 8:00pm)