George Colligan

George Colligan is a New York based pianist, (and organist, drummer, trumpeter, composer, teacher, and bandleader ). Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs).

He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet. He has toured, recorded, and/or performed as a sideman with Cassandra Wilson, Buster Williams, Don Byron, Lonnie Plaxico, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, Tom Harrell, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson,Dave Weckl, Richard Bona, Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, Al Foster, Mark Turner, Don Braden, Lew Soloff, Gunther Schuller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Michal Urbaniak, Ron McClure, Randy Brecker, and Stefon Harris.

He has released 24 recordings as a leader. His latest CD on the Origin Label is called ”The Endless Mysteries” and features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette.

He appeared at Chez Hanny previously with Janis Mann and George Colligan.