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Stuart Bogie

saxophone

Stuart Bogie was born in Evanston, Illinois and studied music at the University of Michigan and Interlochen Arts Academy. He has toured and recorded extensively with the groups Antibalas, Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, TV on the Radio, and Sway Machinery, and performed as the featured soloist in the original Broadway production of Fela!, directed by Bill T. Jones. As a composer/arranger, he scored the Oscar-nominated documentary How To Survive a Plague featuring performances by the Kronos Quartet alongside Bogie’s group Superhuman Happiness. He has appeared on numerous recordings including those of Biloji, Spencer Day, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Foals, Angelique Kidjo, Madeski Martin and Wood, Cass McCombs, Holly Miranda, conductor Butch Morris, Passion Pit, Sharon Van Etten, and Yeasayer. He has performed on television with Alabama Shakes, Antibalas, Erykah Badu, Sam Fender, Craig Finn, Barry Gibb, Gomez, My Morning Jacket, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, The Roots, Tune-Yards, and the Fela! Broadway cast. He currently leads The Bogie Band, a nine-piece wind and drum ensemble. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Bogie has been performing daily solo clarinet concerts on Instagram, and has featured remote collaborations with over 50 different artists including James Murphy, Luke O’Malley, Colin Stetson, and several members of Arcade Fire. He regularly composes music for film, stage, and commercials.