...one of the more personal sounds. A bluntly assertive soloist, he builds on the styles of Joe Henderson and Sonny Rollins in staying close to the ground, harmonically, and Von Freeman in his ever-present threat to torch mainstream convention.
Chicago saxophonist Brian Gephart studied at the Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Gephart performs, teaches and composes music in the Chicago-land area. As a co-leader of the Gephart Long Quartet, Gephart and Bob Long released five CDs of mostly original jazz compositions. Brian Gephart is a featured sideman for many Chicago jazz groups. Has performed and recorded with Bill Frisell, Ernie Adams, Willie Pickens, John Von Ohlen, Jim Beard, Robert Hurst, Shawn Pelton, Tom Varner, Billy Branch, Chris Massey, Dave Gordon and many more fine jazz musicians.