Brent Gallaher

Bandleader, Musical Artist

1969 –


Who is Brent Gallaher?

Brent Christopher Gallaher is an American saxophonist.

He is the son of Linda Gallaher and Christopher S. Gallaher. His father was a professor of music at Frostburg State University. The Gallaher family moved to Morehead KY in 1972 when Christopher was hired by the Morehead State University. Brent spent his childhood in the small college town.

Being the son of a musician, Brent began studying music at an early age. At the age of 6, he began studying piano and throughout elementary school, Brent acted and sang in the university's musical theater productions. Brent began studying saxophone at age 11, studying with David Anderson.

Brent was a quick and dedicated study and was playing professionally by age 16. David Anderson, Professor of Jazz and Studio Music at Morehead State, gave Brent the opportunity to play tenor saxophone with the college's top jazz ensemble. Brent played with MSU for two years and while with them was recruited by trumpeter Pat Harbison to study at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music. Brent visited the school and accepted a scholarship to study jazz at the prestigious music school.

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May 13, 1969

on July 23, 2013


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