David Gilmore (born February 5, 1964 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an American jazz guitarist.
Gilmore studied at New York University with Joe Lovano and Jim McNeely. In 1987 he began working professionally with the ''M-Base Collective'' and Ronald Shannon Jackson. During the 1990s he was a member of ''Lost Tribe'' and appeared also Me'shell N'Degeocello, Monday Michiru and Tom Lang.
In 1995 he became member of Wayne Shorter's band. Together with his brother Marque Gilmore, Matt Garrison and Aref Durvesh he founded ''Kindread Spirits'' (CD ''Ritualism'', 2001). Together with Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts and Ravi Coltrane he recorded the CD ''Unified Presence''.
Gilmore has also worked with Wayne Shorter, Cindy Blackman, Geri Allen, Steve Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Cassandra Wilson, Tom Arnold, Carolyn Leonhart, Don Byron, Joss Stone, Randy Brecker, trumpeter Dave Douglas, George Duke, Sam Rivers, Lenny White, Uri Caine, Zap Mama,Chapman Stickist Derryl Thomas Holmes