John O’gallagher

John O’Gallagher, an alto saxophonist and composer from New York, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting players on the New York jazz scene. His innovative style is well-known for pushing the boundaries of jazz, while remaining true to its tradition. He was born in Anaheim, California in 1964 and began playing alto saxophone at grade school when his family moved to Spokane. After graduating from high school, he attended Eastern Washington University for a short time before moving to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. He studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Viola and George Garzone, all of whom are renowned saxophone players. He has been a New York resident for 25 years and is well-known for his leadership and sideman work with artists like Joe Henderson, Maria Schnieder and Kenny Wheeler. from

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