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Mike Brogan

Michael Brogan is s a professional musician based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was Assistant Director of the highly acclaimed 16th World Saxophone Congress, and was also an invited performer at WSCs in Thailand, Slovenia, and France. Mike is a member of the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble, and the Apollo Saxophone Orchestra, whose recent ‘Perpetual Motion’ album featured new works by Barbara Thompson. Upon graduation from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, Mike was appointed Chairman and Principal Baritone of the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain, whom he lead in their tours to China, Holland, Thailand, and the Czech Republic. Other collaborations have seen Mike produce Soprillogy (the world’s first soprillo saxophone album), perform with the London Saxophonic at the Sicilian EtnaFest, tour to India with Transgressive North, and feature on recordings and live performances with Emma Pollock (The Delgados) and Eugene Twist. Notable performances include sell-out appearances at multiple Edinburgh Fringe and Jazz Festivals, the Enterprise Music Scotland Chamber Music Festival, the SOUND Festival, the Prague Fringe Festival, the British Saxophone Congress, and several RNCM Saxophone Days. He has performed across the UK through Yehudi Menuin's ‘Live Music Now!’ scheme, and has featured on broadcasts for BBC1, ITV, BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, BBC Radio 3, and BBC Radio 6 Music.In high demand as an educator, Mike is saxophone tutor for Napier University and Edinburgh University, and enjoys a successful private teaching practice. Further work with Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative has seen Mike work as a tutor on their award-winning Jazz Programme. He is a founder and manager of the Scottish Saxophone Academy.Mike’s is a co-Director of Transgressive North, a Scottish arts collective which has collaborated with many global artists including Jarvis Cocker, Four Tet, Son Lux, Irvine Welsh, Owen Pallett, Sheila Stewart, and Alexander McCall Smith. As a member of Marram, Transgressive North’s in-house band, Mike and his colleagues released their debut album Sun Choir in 2014 to critical acclaim. Mike Brogan is a Henri SELMER Paris Performing Artist, and a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.