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Brent Gallaher

Feb 24, 2017

Brent Gallaher
Credit Brent Gallaher

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #155 (February 26 at 8:00PM)

Brent Gallaher has been a favorite on the Cincinnati (OH) jazz scene for more than 25 years. His tonal and melodic conception is reminiscent of the great classic tenor men Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Joe Henderson; yet he adds his own personally and modern approach to the instrument.

Gallaher is a diverse musician. His work as a side man varies from small jazz ensembles, to big bands, to classic pop horn bands, and even the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

In the fall of 2016, Gallaher released his latest album, Moving Forward. He has recently recorded as a sideman on several small ensemble jazz albums with trumpeter John Zappa, pianist Dan Karlsberg’s Nati 6 and bari saxophonist Larry Dickson and can be heard with these groups at various clubs in the Cincinnati area. He can also be found playing with many other small jazz groups with musicians like Art Gore, Phil DeGreg, Mike Sharfe, and Steve Schmidt to name a few.

He toured the world with two classic big bands: the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 1991-1992 and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1998 and again in 2000. Locally he is a member of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and the Blue Wisp Big Band. He can also be found playing with the likes of the Pete Wagner Orchestra and other local big bands.

(story courtesy Brent Gallaher)