Marcus Gilmore is a multi Grammy Award winning drummer/composer. While Marcus can be found performing and recording with a diverse array of the finest musicians in the world such as Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, Savion Glover & Pat Metheny, he has also demonstrated his multifaceted musical talents and personality through long term solo projects with his own groups Actions Speak and Silouhwav. In 2020, he performed his first orchestral composition titled “Pulse” with members of the Cape Town Philharmonic as part of the 2018 – 2019 Annual Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
Marcus, in all of his playing, integrates a unique style where he is musically expanding rhythm, while supporting the great musicians with whom he plays. He has also performed/recorded with Herbie Hancock, Mulatu Astatke, Ravi Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Common, Thundercat, Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Flying Lotus, Cassandra Wilson, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Queen Latifah, Black Thought, Zakir Hussain, Esperanza Spalding, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Robert Glasper, and Taylor Mcferrin.