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Brent Gallaher

Brent Gallaher is a Cincinnati, Ohio based saxophonist and has resided there since 1988. He is an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati—College Conservatory of Music and was featured on their album Carnival of Life—1994, Alissa Records. While attending the CCM, Brent took a brief hiatus to join the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He toured with the ensemble from 1991–1992 and can be heard on their album Here We Go Again—1992 Victor. He returned to Cincinnati and the CCM in 1992 and in 1994 completed his Bachelors in Jazz Performance.

In November 1998, Brent was called to tour with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. Brent was with the Dorsey band for just under a year. He returned to Dorsey in 2000 and was with them for an additional seven months.

Brent has since been working as a freelance musician, private instructor and clinician. Locally, Brent has performed with the Blue Wisp Big Band, Cohesion Jazz Ensemble, Cal Collins, the Phil DeGreg Trio, the Lou Lausche Quartet, the Ron Enyard Trio, Wilbert Longmire, Ed Moss Society Jazz Orchestra, and the Psychoacoustic Orchestra. The Cohesion Jazz Ensemble and The Psychoacoustic Orchestra are featured on J-Curve’s Cincinnati Jazz Collection Vol. 1 (1998) with Brent as a member. Brent also recorded with the Psychoacoustic Orchestra on Blackstone's Hidden Treasures—Cincinnati's Tribute to King Records' Legacy (2003).

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“The album is among the very best recordings I’ve heard in a long time… every note, every brush and every nuance is captured in crystal-clear fashion.” Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

“Cincinnati has a thriving jazz scene, and saxophonist Brent Gallaher has been a vital part of it for more than 25 years… Moving Forward, may be his ticket to a broader audience.” Ron Netsky, City Newspaper

“Put this album alongside your classic Blue Note collection with pride.” George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“Brent Gallaher is a master jazzman who gives us a memorable experience featuring a solid jazz quintet…” Joe Ross, Roots Music Report

One can hear the progress made by Brent to become not only a mature musician but also a leader who knows how to lead the group with a steady hand, offering a spirited session full of mainstream jazz

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Brent has been teaching the saxophone for 20+ yrs. He is currently teaching at Moeller Music Store in West Chester, OH. Average cost: $20 per half hour



Vanessa's Song

V&B Records


Moving Forward

V&B Records



V&B Records


Dexter's Dance

From: Lightwave
By Brent Gallaher



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