Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Geoge Colligan Trio at Jazzway 6004
The George Colligan Trio at JAzzway 6004 - 8:00 PM6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore Maryland 21210
The George Colligan Trio returns to Jazzway
George Colligan - piano
Tom Baldwin - bass
Warren Wolf - drums
George Colligan is a jazz 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 (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Ravi Coltrane, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). Colligan is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette's new quintet. As a leader, Colligan has released 25 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Steeplechase label is entitled “Ask Me Tomorrow.” 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.
George Colligan has toured, recorded , and/or performed as a sideman with Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Dave Weckl, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson,Richard Bona,Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Miguel Zenon,Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, Al Foster, Gunther Schuller, Mark Turner, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Carl Allen, Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Michal Urbaniak, DJ Logic and Stefon Harris, among others. Colligan has been a faculty member of the Juilliard Jazz Program and is now an Assistant Professor at Portland State University.
“[George Colligan} favors an earthy, assertive style, putting him in a
lineage that includes McCoy Tyner, John Hicks and Mulgrew Miller…”- Nate Chinen, New York Times
“George Colligan can, apparently, do no wrong.”- Travis Rogers, Jr., Jazztimes
"Colligan is an equally deserving torch-carrier of the piano trio tradition...." John Kelman , All About Jazz
"One of the best kept secrets in jazz...." Chris Hoven, All About Jazz
“As a creative artist, he’s really up there…. In terms of technique, knowledge of music and improvisational creativity, there aren’t a whole lot of cats from his generation that are any better than him. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of any.”– Don Braden in a blindfold test for Jazz Times
“Pianist George Colligan stole the set with a display of technique that inspired a standing ovation.”-Harvey Siders, Jazz Times, in a review of a Ravi Coltrane concert.
The concert includes all soft drinks, raffle and a post concert dessert fruit and cheese buffet.
Tickets: $38/general, Baltimore Jazz Alliance members/$33,
Ticket link: coming shortly