Brent Gallaher

Contact Information

  • Phone: 937-229-3936
  • Location: FH 464

Brent Gallaher

Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Woodwinds

  • Adjunct


Brent Gallaher moved to Cincinnati Ohio in 1988 to study jazz at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) and has resided there since. He took time off from the university to tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1991-1992. After touring with the orchestra, he returned to Cincinnati and to the CCM, finishing his degree in 1994.

After graduating Brent choose to remain in Cincinnati where he had the opportunity to regularly practice his craft with great jazz artists such as Cal Collins, John Von Ohlen, Kenny Poole, Steve Schmidt, Wilbert Longmire, Bob Bodley, Bobby Scott, Ron McCurdy, Art Gore, Jimmy McGary, Jim Anderson, Morgy Craig and many others.

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. After Dorsey, Brent returned to Cincinnati working as a freelance musician, private instructor and clinician.

In August of 2003, Brent completed the recording of his first CD Vanessa's Song and it was released in March of 2004. This CD features the talents of Jim Connerley on piano, Jim Anderson on bass and Tony Franklin on drums. Brent also recorded with Over the Rhine, in the fall of 2004, on their album Drunkard's Prayer - Virgin/Back Porch Records.

March 2010 marked the release of Brent's second recording project titled Lightwave. This features the talents of Dan Karlsberg on piano, Steve Whipple on bass and Anthony Lee on drums.

Presently, Brent continues to freelance and can be heard with his own bands as well as with a wide variety of groups including the the Masterworks Jazz Orchestra, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Pete Wagner Band, the Blue Wisp Big Band, the Art Gore Quartet, and the Cincinnati Pops.