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 and can be heard on their 1993 CD Here We Go Again. 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 a...nd 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. Brent recorded with Over the Rhine, in the fall of 2004, on their album Drunkard's Prayer—Virgin/Back Porch Records. He can also be heard on The Jazz Circle’s debut CD Joshua, which was released March of 2006. March 2010 marked the release of Brent's second recording project titled Lightwave. Brent is also featured on the 2013 release of the CCM’s Faculty Jazztet’s CD After 5, Larry Dickson’s’ 2015 release Second Springtime, John Zappa’s 2015 release Moon and Shadow and Dan Karlsberg’s 2015 release The Nati 6.
His latest release, Moving Forward was released in the fall of 2016.
Presently, Brent continues to freelance and can be heard with his own bands as well as with a wide variety of groups including Five Little Bears, the Pete Wagner Band, the Blue Wisp Big Band, the Art Gore Quartet, and the Cincinnati Pops.
Aaron Jacobs is the Jazz Bass instructor at University of Cinicnnati's College Conservatory of Music. He freelances on upright and electric bass around the Cincinnati region in styles ranging from jazz, latin, rock, and classical music. At present, Aaron plays in various ensembles throughout Cincinnati including the Phil DeGreg Trio, Brasilia, John Zappa's Now Hear This, Rick VanMatre Quintet, Five Little Bears, Northside Jazz Ensemble, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and has made appearances with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
Jacobs has performed with numerous international artists, including Roland Vazquez, Benny Golson, Conrad Herwig, Tim Hagans, Alex Norris, Ignacio Berroa, and Lou Soloff. He has also recorded extensively in Cincinnati with artists such as Rick VanMatre, Phil DeGreg, Brent Gallaher, John Zappa, and Mandy Gaines and for nationally renowned recording studios Sound Images and Group Effort.
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