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John O'Gallagher

alto sax

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As a presence on the New York jazz scene for over twenty years John has worked with many of the major talents of today. He has performed and recorded in ensembles led by Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Lindner, Pete McCann, Ron Horton, Russ Johnson, Timucin Sahin, Joey Sellers, Billy Mintz, Ken Shaphorst, Bob Belden, Roberta Piket, Owen Howard, Andrew Rathbun, Dave Phillips, Justin Mullins, Alan Ferber, Dave Allen and appeared in ensembles with Ralph Bowen, John Medeski, Cameron Brown, Al Foster, Mike Formanek, Ben Allison, Peter Madsen, John McNeil, Thomas Chapin, Brad Shepek, Dave Scott, Tony Malaby, Mike Sarin, Gene Jackson, Dave Liebman, Jeff Hirshfield, Drew Gress, Nasheet Waits, Gene Ess, Johannes Weidenmuller, Dave Berkman, Rick Margitza, Russ Lossing, Uri Caine, Donny McCaslin, Tyshawn Sorey, Rich Perry, Kenny Wessel, Tony Moreno, Tom Rainey, Gary Versace, Jeff Williams, Thomas Morgan, George Mraz, John Hollenbeck, Mark Ferber, Joe Fiedler, Henry Hey, Gary Versace, Kermit Driscoll, Chris Potter, Dan Weiss, George Schuller, Tom Harrell, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, Tony Moreno, Rudresh Manhathappa, Dave Ballou, Richie Beirach, Fred Ho, Frank Carlberg, Adam Kolker, Rez Abbasi, etc.

As a composer and leader John has recorded six CD's featuring music for quintet, quartet and trio. His music also been featured on radio programs in Europe (Radio France-Jazz Sur Le Vif, Germany- Bayern 3) and the U.S. (WNYC).

As an educator John has conducted workshops around the world at schools and universities including Hochschule Musik und Theater (Zurich Switzerland), Jazzschule Basel (Switzerland), Denver School for the Arts, University of Western Conn. Metropolian College in Denver, Sonoma State College, CSU Fort Collins, University of Colorado Boulder, Santa Fe College, Arizona State University Tempe, Palo Alto High School, University of New Mexico Las Cruces, West Valley College, San Luis Potosi Festival (Mexico), Towson University (Baltimore MD), Manhattan School of Music extension program, New York University Summer Jazz Workshop, Maine Jazz Camp (Farmington ME), Seminario Permanente de Jazz (Pontevedra Spain), Associacao Gremio das Musicas Jazz Workshop (Tavira Portugal), New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, Mass).

O'Gallagher is a Selmer clinician and endorses Selmer saxophones.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Dave Phillips and Freedance Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:00p
Dave Allen Quartet Saturday, November 4, 2006, 10:00p

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