One of the best kept secrets in jazz...
A recent transplant from New York City, Portland's George Colligan is a pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer and player, Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, regularly working with players such as Lenny White, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions; appearing on over 100 albums. He is currently a member of legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette's New Quintet. He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. Colligan's musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint. Colligan was on the faculty of the Juilliard School for two years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He also started a popular blog called jazztruth (jazztruth.blogspot.com).
For more information about George Colligan, please visit: http://www.georgecolligan.com/.
Ron Di Salvio
Dominic J. Marshall