John O'Gallagher Trio
John O'Gallagher is considered one of the most
compelling alto saxophonists and composers at work today on the New
York jazz scene. He is known for an innovative style which pushes the
boundaries of jazz while rooted in it's tradition.
"Mr. O'Gallagher is an exploratory alto saxophonist with a clear
melodic streak" - The New York Times
Born in Anaheim Califorina in 1964 he began playing alto saxophone in
grade school after his family moved to Spokane, Washington. Upon
graduating high school he studied briefly at Eastern Washington
University before moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music.
There he studied with legendary saxophone gurus Joe Viola, Jerry
Bergonzi and George Garzone.
During the past 25 years living in New York he has become known for his
projects as a leader, and as a sought after sideman, working with
artist such as Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Billy
Hart, Tony Malaby, Jeff Williams, Tom Rainey, Chris Cheek, Ralph
Alessi, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Michael Formanek, Ben Monder, Drew Gress,
Richie Beirach, Alan Ferber, Billy Mintz, Roberta Piket, Adam Kolker, and numerous
He has appeared at international festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival,
Braga Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Akbank Istanbul Jazz Festival, and Moers Festival.
His latest of nine recordings as a leader, "The Honeycomb", features
this trio. He has appeared on fifty others as a sideman.
Bassist Johannes Weidenmueller has been a first
call performer with a long list of jazz greats since settling in New
York City 20 years ago He has been a member of the Hank Jones Trio, Ray
Barretto’s New World Spirit, the Carl Allen-Vincent Herring Quintet,
the John Abercrombie Quartet, the Joe Lovano Trio, and the Kenny Werner
Other associations include Brad Mehldau, George Benson, John Scofield,
Dewey Redman, Randy Brecker, Kenny Wheeler, Toots Thielemans, Wynton
Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Gary Bartz, Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, and
Born in Heidelberg, Germany Johannes started playing cello at the age
After switching to the double bass at 16, he went on to study at the
Conservatory in Cologne and the New School University in New York,
where his teachers included Ron Carter, Dave Holland and Buster
He has been on the faculty of the New School’s jazz and contemporary
music program since 1997.
Drummer Mark Ferber
began his musical studies on piano at the age of five in Moraga, CA.
Mark studied classical
percussion with Mitchell Peters and drums with Billy Higgins and Joe
A partial list of his playing credits include Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman,
Don Byron, Norah Jones, Kenny Werner, Steve Swallow, Fred Hersch, Billy
Childs, Bob Sheppard, Jack Wilkins, Bud Shank, Anthony Wilson, Larry
Goldings, Jared Gold, Ralph Alessi, Diana Krall, and Alan
Mark can be heard on recent recordings with various artists on Soul
Fresh Sound/New Talent, Sunnyside, Omnitone and Steeplechase Records.
He is a part time faculty member for the City College of New York and
the School of Improvisational Music. Currently, Mark resides in
Brooklyn, New York.
He has appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Ferber Brothers
& Le Boeuf Brothers, Dan Pratt, Jonathan
Kreisberg, and the Jon Gordon Trio with Joe Bagg.