Stuart D. Bogie
Bogie studied music at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan, focusing on clarinet and bass clarinet. While in high school, he co-founded the group Transmission with Zachary Mastoon (aka Caural) in 1991. Later, Bogie would re-form Transmission with Colin Stetson, Eric Perney and Andrew Kitchen while at The U of M. After graduating in 1997, Bogie moved to San Francisco to pursue musical endeavors.
In 2000, Bogie moved to New York City where he met Jordan McLean and reunited with friend and mentor Michael Herbst of Antibalas, who recruited him to join the large jazz ensemble Fire of Space, led by McLean. Soon after, McLean and Herbst brought Bogie into Antibalas, where he functioned variously as conductor, tenor saxophonist, and composer, touring to over 15 countries and performing in major festivals around the world since. Bogie's song "Indictment" was released on Antibalas' Who Is This America, which garnered an 8.1 from Pitchfork Media. The favorable review notes the song "opens with a Superfly-echoing riff as spastic tenor sax man Stuart Bogie recites a litany of offenses committed by everyone from Donald Rumsfeld to "the game of baseball," in what sounds like some funky People's Court.". The Village Voice called "Indictment,""...a fantastic Bush-era protest song, lithe and lethal." 
Another Bogie composition for Antibalas, "Beaten Metal", was named as one of the top 100 songs of 2007 by Pitchfork Media, ahead of modern-day staples by MGMT and Broken Social Scene. Pitchfork writer Grayson Currin applauded the song, noting "quick splashes of colorful sound and some slowly building drama, "Beaten Metal" sounds brazen, rhythmic, and powerful—like Edgard Varese coming of age after hip-hop." 
Bogie also composed "I.C.E." and the vocal parts (lyrics and melody) for "Sanctuary", which was released (along with "Beaten Metal" on the Antibalas album Security, produced by John McEntire. Bogie frequently conducted Antibalas between 2004 and 2012, when he formally left the group.
Along with many members of Antibalas, Bogie appeared and performed in the Broadway musical Fela! about Fela Kuti directed by Bill T. Jones produced by Steve Hendel and Music Directed by Aaron Johnson. He performed as the featured soloist, improvising several solos throughout the show. The New York Times wrote "music that gets into your bloodstream, setting off vibrations you’ll live with for days to come."
Work with Dave Sitek
Bogie has a long history of working with producer Dave Sitek. In 2006, Bogie contributed bass harmonica, tenor sax, contra-bass clarinet to the critically acclaimed TV on the Radio album Return to Cookie Mountain, which Pitchfork Media named the #2 best album of 2006.
In 2008, Bogie was recruited to contribute tenor and baritone saxophone and collaborate on horn arrangements for TV on the Radio's Dear Science. Following the release of the acclaimed record, Bogie toured extensively with TVOTR across Europe and North America making television appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report.
Aside from contributing horns to the last two TVOTR records, Bogie also played saxophone on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!, produced by Dave Sitek, where his work can be heard on "Zero", "Dragon Queen", and "Hysteric". He has also worked with Sitek on tracks by Zack de la Rocha, Holly Miranda's The Magician's Private Library, Massive Attack, Wale, Foals, Get Hustle, Pink Noise Telepathe and Scarlett Johansson's album of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head.
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Superhuman Happiness was founded in 2008 by Bogie and includes a long roster of artists from New York. Eric Biondo, Andrea Diaz, Mathew Scheiner, Sam Levin, Luke O'Malley (guitar), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Jared Samuel (keyboard), Eric Biondo (trumpet), Nikhil Yerawadekar (bass), Miles Arntzen (drums), Torbitt Schwartz, Jeremy Wilms, Ryan Sawyer, Gunnar Olsen, John Bolinger, Ian Chang, Grey McMurray, Tim Allen.
The group's first release was Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight, which featured contributions from O'Malley, Biondo, Ferreira, Brian Chase on Drums, Jeremiah Lockwood on Guitar, Jordan McLean and Eli Asher on Trumpet, Gabe Roth, Chris Vatolaro, and longtime collaborator Zak Mastoon. The self released record was mixed by Hernan Santiago, mastered by Steve Berson and features art and design by Tatiana McCabe, and production by Bogie and Mastoon. The single "Human Happiness" was released by Electric Cowbell on a split 7" with CSC Funk Band.
Through the musical Fela! Bogie's relationship with lead actor, Sahr Ngaujah, led to a collaboration between Ngaujah and Superhuman Happiness resulting in two recordings, "Gravity" and "String Theory" released on 7" by Electric Cowbell records.
The group's second release "The Physical EP" focused more towards lyrical songwriting and was primarily recorded at Dave Sitek's Brooklyn studio "Stay Gold" by Daniel Huron. The record was mixed by Huron and O'Malley, and produced by Bogie and O'Malley. It was released on Royal Potato Family in 2011. The songs "GMYL" and "Hounds" were released as a 7" on Electric Cowbell, the songs "Needles and Pins" and "Oh, Tatiana" were released on 7" through Royal Potato Family.
The group's third release Hands (2013) focused on collaborative song writing, and was collectively composed through the use of clapping patterns to generate material. The core musicians on Hands were Luke O'Malley, Ryan Ferreira, Eric Biondo, Nikhil Yerawadekar, Jared Samuel and Miles Arntzen. The album featured lead vocal performances by several different members of the group. The singles "See Me On My Way" and "Sentimental Pieces" were released on 7". Both the LP and 7" were released by Royal Potato Family. The album and 7" feature art by Joao Machado. Colin Stetson, Abena Koomson, Afi McLendon, Kalmia Traver, Joci Adams, and Shaneeka Harrel also performed on the record.
The group has collaborated with video artist Tatiana McCabe on "GMYL," "Mr. Mystery," "Sentimental Pieces," "Hounds," "Needles and Pins," "Second Heart," as well as several live video collaborations.
Their latest release, Escape Velocity, was released in September 2015. AllMusic noted that the album was "Marking a new focus more than a new sound for the group, Escape Velocity's interplay of ruminative tone and unbridled infectiousness works like a charm, compelling not only moving feet but repeat plays".
Aside from contributing to countless acts, Bogie has also produced records by Volney Litmus and Jeremiah Lockwood. In addition, he has also produced tracks for the films Lo and Behold and Invisible Girlfriend.
He has been the recipient of a Meet the Composer grant, and has written, produced and performed music for film, dance, television, and toys, for which he played alongside Elmo. Bogie also played on Angélique Kidjo's album Djin Djin, which received a Grammy for best contemporary world music album.
He has shared stage and/or studio with the Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Wu-Tang Clan, Medeski Martin & Wood, Public Enemy, Celebration, The Roots, Paul Simon, Harlem Shakes, Burning Spear, Zack de la Rocha, Massive Attack, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ronson, Saul Williams, Passion Pit, Tony Allen, Sinéad O'Connor, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The El Michaels Affair, Baaba Maal, Bat for Lashes, DJ Logic, Brian Jackson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rana, Dub is a Weapon, Congo Ashanti Roy, Kologbo, Tunde WIlliams, Ticklah, Paul Cox, Renata, Colin Stetson, Foals, Matt Bauder, Matthew Lux, Toby Summerfield, minusbaby, Crush, Kill, Destroy, Fire of Space, The Eternal Buzz Brass Band, Geoff Mann, Recloose, Evan Hause, Reverend Vince Anderson, Chin Chin, The Sharp Things, The Fu Arkist-Ra, Dick Griffin (of Sun Ra's Arkestra), Vincent Chancey, Steve Swell, Joe McGinty, Tom Abs, Shoko Nagai, Jeremy Wilms, Larry MacDonald, Butch Morris, Bill Brovold and Larval, Caural, Victor Rice, Dragons of Zynth, Loser's Lounge, State Radio, Gomez, Brightblack Morning Light, Holly Miranda, Noba, Miles Anthony Benjamin Robinson, Centralia, Wild Yaks, Oren BlowedowMichael Leonhart and The Get Hustle.
He has also arranged strings for Spencer Day, James Harries and Ben Jonas.
|2013||B-Room||Dr. Dog||Sax (Tenor)|
|2013||Hands||Superhuman Happiness||Composer, Engineer, Group Member, Producer|
|2013||Red Hot + Fela||Arranger, Primary Artist, Producer, Programming, Sax, Whistle|
|2013||Reflektor||Arcade Fire||Saxophone, Horn Co-Arrangement (with Colin Stetson)|
|2012||Antibalas||Antibalas||Group Member, Sax (Tenor)|
|2012||Folilla||Amadou & Mariam||Sax (Tenor), Horn Arrangement, writer|
|2012||Love this Giant||David Byrne||Saxophone|
|2012||Out of the Game||Rufus Wainwright||Sax (Tenor)|
|2012||TigerFace||Marco Benevento||Saxophone, Vocals (Background)|
|2011||28,000 Days||Gojogo||Flute, Sax (Tenor)|
|2011||Blow Wind Blow||The Blam||Saxophone|
|2011||Kiss Each Other Clean||Iron & Wine||Performer|
|2011||Last Night on Earth||Elysian Fields||Sax (Tenor)|
|2011||Nine Types of Light||TV on the Radio||Saxophone|
|2011||Red Hot + Rio 2||Arranger, Percussion, Producer, Saxophone|
|2011||Rolling Blackouts||The Go! Team||Composer|
|2011||Smooth Jazz #1 Hits, compilation featuring Spencer Day's Til You Come to Me||String Arrangement|
|2011||The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. I||The Sway Machinery||Engineer, Group Member, Sax (Tenor)|
|2011||The Physical EP||Superhuman Happiness||Bass Harmonica, Bells, Clarinet, Drum Programming, Engineer, Flute, Horn Arrangements, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Sampling, Sax (Tenor), Toy Guitar, Vibraphone, Vocals, Whistle|
|2011||Whatever's on Your Mind||Gomez||Bass Harmonica, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone|
|2011||Ximena Sariñana||Ximena Sariñana||Saxophone|
|2010||Fela! Original Broadway Cast Album||Percussion, Sax (Tenor)|
|2010||Fossils and other Phantoms||Peggy Sue||Saxophone|
|2010||Maximum Ballroom||Maximum Ballroom||Saxophone|
|2010||Odd Blood||Yeasayer||Bass Harmonica, Saxophone, Jawharp|
|2010||Seahorse and the Storyteller||Michael Leonhart||Bass Harmonica, Clarinet, Contra-Alto Clarinet, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)|
|2010||The Magician's Private Library||Holy Miranda||Sax (Tenor), Horn Arrangement|
|2010||Õÿö||Angélique Kidjo||Sax (Tenor)|
|2009||A New Tide||Gomez||Bass Harmonica, Clarinet, Contralto Clarinet, Sax (Alto)|
|2009||Dark Was the Night: Red Hot Compilation||Mellotron, Tom-Tom, Vibraphone, Sax (Tenor), Co-Production, Arrangement|
|2009||Hidden Melodies Revealed||The Sway Machinery||Group Member, Sax (Tenor), Tambourine|
|2009||Insurgentes||Steven Wilson||Sax (Tenor)|
|2009||It's Blitz!||Yeah Yeah Yeahs||Sax (Baritone, Tenor)|
|2009||Manners||Passion Pit||Sax (Tenor)|
|2009||Rings||Sean Bones||Flute, Sax (Tenor)|
|2009||Summer of Fear||Miles Benamin Anthony Robinson||Clarinet, Jawharp, Sax (Tenor)|
|2009||Technicolor Health||Harlem Shakes||Bass Harmonica, Sax (Bari, Tenor)|
|2009||The Flashing, the Fancing||Chin Chin||Sax (Tenor)|
|2008||All is Golden||Pronto||Sax (Tenor)|
|2008||Anywhere I lay My Head||Scarlett Johansson||Bass Harmonica, Saxophone|
|2008||Dear Science||TV on the Radio||Horn Arrangements, Sax (Tenor, Bari)|
|2008||Motion to Rejoin||Brightback Morning Light||Clarinet, Saxophone (Tenor), Bass Harmonica|
|2008||Politics for Kids||Thought||Sax (Tenor)|
|2008||The Sway Machinery||The Sway Machinery||Member of Attributed Artist, Sax (Tenor)|
|2008||The Truth About Suffering||Jamie Leonhart||Clarinet (Contra - Alto)|
|2007||A Moveable Feast||The Sharp Things||Sax (Tenor)|
|2007||Chin Chin||Chin Chin||Sax (Tenor)|
|2007||Coronation Thieves||Dragons of Zynth||Saxophone|
|2007||Days Like These||James Harries||Clarinet, Harmonica, String Arrangements|
|2007||Djin Djin||Angélique Kidjo||Sax (Tenor)|
|2007||Introducing White Blue & Yellow Clouds||White Blue & Yellow Clouds||Bass Harmonica, Harmonica, Harp, Member of Attributed Artist|
|2007||Security||Antibalas||Composer, Metal Percussion, Co-Producer, Sax (Tenor), Synthesizer|
|2007||Surviving Death/Alive Why?||Bill Brovold||Composer, Reeds|
|2007||The Modern Tribe||Celebration||Additional Personnel, Choir/Chorus, Clarinet (Bass), Horn Arrangements, Sax (Tenor), Vocals|
|2006||American Primitive||Jeremiah Lockwood||Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Bass Harmonica, Bass Instrument, Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Harmonica, Main Personnel, Mixing, Producer, Saxophone, Vocals|
|2006||Mirrors for Eyes||Caural||Additional Personnel, Sax (Tenor),|
|2006||Note Bleu: The best of the Blue Note Years 1998-2005||Medeski, Martin & Wood||Clarinet (Alto), Contra-Alto Clarinet, Member of Attributed Artist, Sax (Tenor)|
|2006||Return to Cookie Mountain||TV on the Radio||Bass Clarinet, Sax (Tenor)|
|2006||Zen of Logic||DJ Logic||Sax (Tenor)|
|2005||Celebration||Celebration||Clarinet, Sax (Tenor)|
|2005||Gilles Peterson in Africa||Gilles Peterson||Composer, Sax (Tenor)|
|2005||Great Lakes Myth Society||Great Lakes Myth Society||Sax (Tenor)|
|2005||Naturally||Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings||Jawharp|
|2005||Tastes Like Chicken||Funkeymonkeys||Bass Harmonica, Composer, Jawharp, Co-Producer, Saxophone, Vocals|
|2004||Sing Dance and Underpants||Funkeymonkeys!||Composer, percussion, flutes, jawharps|
|2004||Who is This America?||Antibalas||Composer, Group Member, Member of Attributed Artist, Sax (Tenor)|
|2003||Age of Epoch||Fire of Space||Clarinet, Bass Clarinet|
|2003||Cool Rock||Chris Lee||Sax (Tenor)|
|2002||Red hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti||Sax (Tenor)|
|2002||Uninvisible||Medeski, Martin & Wood||Clarinet (Alto), Contra-Alto Clarinet, Sax (Tenor)|
|1998||Reproductive Rights for All Women||Arwulf Arwulf||Clarinet, Bass Clarinet|
|1997||This is Home Entertainment, Vol. 3||Clarinet (Bass)|
|1997||Transmission||Transmission||Clarinet, Clarinet (Bass), Composer, Group Member|
|2009||Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight||Stuart Bogie||Clapping, Clarinet, Clarinet (Bass), Composer, Engineer, Percussion, Primary Artist, Producer, Sax (Tenor), Synthesizer, Vocals|
|2008||The Lovely Ugly Truth||Darrin James Band||Clarinet, Horn Arrangements, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)|
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