Monday, December 12, 2011

PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents George Colligan - Tuesday, December 13

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Pianist George Colligan To Make Portland Debut

PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater

Tuesday, December 13 @ 8pm

George Colligan

PSU Students and Faculty Receive $2 Off at the Door with I.D.

"He'll be an exciting addition to the city's jazz scene." - Brett Campbell, Willamette Week

PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with the Mission Theater, along with The Crystal Hotel and our media sponsor KMHD Radio, is set to present the final PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater show of 2011 with George Colligan on Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm. For this Portland debut performance, Colligan, an esteemed composer, will play trumpet and melodica on original compositions in addition to performing compositions by the late pianist and former PSU Professor Andrew Hill.

Colligan earned a reputation as an elite session performer and sideman in the New York area during the late 1990s appearing on upwards of 100 CDs and recently released his 22nd recording, Living For The City. Colligan, who joined the music faculty at PSU this fall, enthused, "I am very excited to join the PSU Jazz Department Faculty. So far, everything has been great. I love the University, the community, and Portland as a city could not be more perfect."

Concerning Andrew Hill, Colligan remarked, "he was an important and unique figure as a composer and pianist. More young jazz musicians should be aware of him. I hope that this concert will spark some renewed interest in his music." Hill recorded many classic albums for the Blue Note label and was the only artist to record for the storied imprint on three separate occasions. In the 70s, Hill moved to Portland where he taught as an associate professor at PSU and established a summer jazz-intensive program.

Read more about George Colligan's upcoming performance in

Willamette Week and Oregon Music News.

George Colligan
George Colligan featured at
Greenwich Village Church
December, 2010

December 13 starting at 8pm

Pianist George Colligan @ The Mission Theater

George Colligan - piano

Kerry Politzer - guest piano 

Dan Balmer - guitar

Eric Gruber - bass

Todd Strait - drums

Tickets for shows ticketed by Cascade Tickets may be purchased at the

Crystal box office or other McMenamins outlet

(Bagdad Theater, Edgefield, East 19th St. Café in Eugene)

At these locations the convenience charge is only $1.

Or you can order by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX,

or by clicking the "Buy Tickets" link located at the event

listing on the McMenamins schedules.

Tickets are $15 advance/day of show.

PSU Students and Faculty Receive $2 Off at the door with I.D.

**reserved seating is available for PDX Jazz members

The Mission Theater is located at

1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR

(503) 223-4527

PDX Jazz

The Mission Theater

Located within walking distance of the Mission Theater,

McMenamins Crystal Hotel & Ballroom is ideal for concert-goers

For more info about McMenamins Hotel & Ballroom, visit:

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