Brian Gallagher Quartet CD Release

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

9pm doors/9:30pm showtime



This project is a commemorative effort to honor the life and music of the late Twin Cities based saxophonist Brian Gallagher.  Brian's musical career spanned for over 3 decades. During this time he fulfilled the roles of Composer, Sideman, and Band Leader. He worked nationally and internationally with such artists as Prince (as a member of the New Power Generation from 1991-96), Taylor Hicks, Mandy Moore, and many others. Brian also wrote music for and co-led the funk supergroup  Greazy Meal which he formed in 1995.

This live CD is a glimpse in the musical direction he was heading before his life was cut short unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism in early March 2016.  

The CD will be made up of a selection of songs that were recorded live in performance on January 21,2016 in Minneapolis.  It will contain a mixture of Brian’s original material that he composed expressly for this band, and also his arrangements of songs that inspired him.  The band also features Brian Ziemniak on keyboards, Yohannes Tona on bass, Peter Hennig on drums and Brian’s longtime collaborator Julius Collins adding vocals to a few songs.

There will be a CD release concert event at the Icehouse in Minneapolis on November 22,2016, the night before Brian’s 53rd birthday. In addition to the members of the quartet, special guests performances will include saxophonists David Eiland, Peter Vircks, Brandon Wozniak, trombonist Michael Nelson, vocalist Jody Hanks and many others to be announced.