PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents George Colligan - Tuesday, December 13
Pianist George Colligan To Make Portland Debut
PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater
Tuesday, December 13 @ 8pm
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.
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