Tom Guarna / George Colligan Quartet

Tom Guarna – guitar
George Colligan – piano
Phil Sparks – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

Wednesday, April 4

1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Sets at 7:00 & 9:00pm

Tickets available at the door.

Guitarist Tom Guarna has been busy performing with a wide range of artists including, Lenny White, Jimmy Herring, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mark Turner, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Helen Sung, John Benitez, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Hart, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Greg Hutchinson, Javon Jackson, Les McCann, Victor Bailey, Gary Bartz, Fred Wesley, Mike Clark, Tim Hagans, Greg Tardy, Bob Dorough, Craig Handy, Uri Caine, Chris Minh Doky, Buddy Defranco, Gary Smulyan, The Yellow Jackets, Joe Locke, E.J. Strickland, Billy Drummond, and the Mingus Orchestra.

Since 2005, Tom Guarna has recorded four CDʼs as a leader on the Steeplechase Records Label, Get Together (2005), Out From The Underground (2007), Wingspan (2008), and Major Minor (2009).

George Colligan is a pianist, organist,drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader – now based in Portland, OR – 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, Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 21 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Piloo Records Label and entitled Pride and Joy. 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 is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet.Recently, Colligan started playing the Hammond 44 Melodion(melodica). He also started a popular blog called jazztruth(

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