Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
O'Gallagher, John (Patrick)
O'Gallagher began studying classical saxophone literature at age 13 in Spokane, WA. After attending Eastern Washington University for two years he went on to receive a BA from Berklee College of Music and an MA from Manhattan School of Music. Since moving to New York in 1988, John has become well known for his work in the downtown music scene and beyond, performing at clubs in New York City (Knitting Factory, Bluenote, Small's, Birdland) and throughout North America and Europe. He has been featured in the Grammy-winning Joe Henderson Big Band, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler Large Ensemble, Jason Lindner Big Band, Bob Belden Ensemble, Roberta Piket Quintet, Ron Horton Sextet, David Phillips and Freedance, as well as numerous ensembles with musicians Jeff Williams, John McNeil, John Medeski, Kermit Driscoll, Dave Ballou, Mike Sarin, Dave Berkman, Al Foster, Rick Margitza, Uri Caine, Drew Gress, Jeff Hirshfield, Chris Potter, Russ Johnson, Jeff Hi rshfield, Richie Beirach, Harvey Swartz, George Schuller, George Mraz, Matt Wilson, Cameron Brown, Bruce Barth, Ben Monder, Marcus Rojas, Conrad Herwig, Rich Perry, Billy Mintz, Ben Allison, Joey Sellers, Frank Kimbrough, Ben Monder, Peter Madsen, Johannes Weidenmueller, etc.
Abacus; John O'Gallagher's Axiom; John O'Gallaghers Axiom: Line of Sight
Rules of Invisibility volume 1; Rules of Invisibility volume 2
Joe Henderson Big Band; Bob Belden Ensemble: When Doves Cry: The Music of Prince; Brooklyn Saxophone Quartet; Russ Johnson Quartet; David Phillips and Freedance: Prayer; David Phillips and Freedance; Roberta Piket: Live at the Bluenote
John has been featured on radio programs in Europe (Radio France-Jazz Sur Le Vif) and the U.S. (WNYC).