New York jazz pianist and organist George Colligan is presently on the faculty at Portland State University in Portland. He’s recorded over 20 CDs on his own and appeared as sideman on many more in addition to concerts with many of today’s top jazz headliners. He brought Portland guitarist Dan Balmer with him for an Earshot Festival engagement at Tula’s this Fall, and Seattle drummer John Bishop rounded out this new variation on the classic organ trio. The trio played several of George Colligan’s original compositions in each set.

The George Colligan Organ Trio was recorded for Jazz Northwest and an hour-long set will air on 88.5 KPLU on Sunday, December 2nd at 2 PM Pacific Time. The program will also stream live at, and a podcast will be available after the broadcast. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke, exclusively for KPLU.

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