Pianist George Colligan has visited Seattle a number of times. For many years he was based out of New York City and performed at the Earshot Jazz Festival and Jazz Alley as a member of Jack DeJohnette’s group, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane and others.
Last Fall he accepted a position teaching jazz piano at Portland State University which has made his travels to Seattle more frequent … including this weekend.
Tonight (Saturday, August 18) he’ll be playing organ with Human Spirit at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (one set only starting at 7:00pm).
Tomorrow (Sunday, August 19), Colligan will switch over to piano and lead at trio at The Copper Gate featuring Jon Hamar on bass and Matt Jorgensen on drums. The show begins at 8:30pm. Seating is limited so arriving early is recommended.
Colligan’s residency in Seattle ends on Monday (August 20) when he’ll be performing with saxophonist Eric Alexander at Tula’s Jazz Club.
Make sure and check out one of these shows this weekend. You won’t be disappointed.