Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grammy Winner NY Saxophonist John O’Gallagher at Saddleback College

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA--On Monday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m., New York Saxophonist John O’Gallagher joins the Saddleback College Jazz Lab Ensemble for an evening of jazz in the McKinney Theatre. 

On Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre, the John O’Gallagher Trio will delight jazz enthusiasts with their innovative style which pushes the boundaries of jazz while rooted in its tradition. 

Born in California and based in New York since the early 90’s, O’Gallagher has recorded extensively for labels like Clean Feed and Fresh Sounds, and has been a mainstay of big bands for Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and the late Joe Henderson, with whom he won a Grammy. The trio consists of John O’Gallagher – alto sax, Ronan Guifoyle – bass, and Jeff Williams – drums.

Tickets are $10 general and $7 students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased by calling 949-582-4656 (Tuesday through Friday, noon-4:00 p.m.) or online at

Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance. Focusing on the historical, theoretical and intuitive aspects of this American music, Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally-recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and ArrangingJazz History SyllabusJazz History AudioJazz History Podcast, Jazz Piano,Saddleback Big Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and Combos.  Students in Jazz Studies at Saddleback College have transferred to prestigious institutions including University of Southern California, Eastman School of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, University of California at San Diego, and other regional institutions.  Some of our alumni have gone on to play professionally with Frank Zappa, Diana Ross, and other high-profile artists and organizations.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway and turn left.  Turn right into the campus at the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Take the second left to Theatre Circle and turn right into Parking Lot 12. Parking is free in Lot 12 for these performances.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please  For Fine Arts events, visit

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