Janis Mann and George Colligan
In addition to working with the great pianist Kenny Werner on two
outstanding recording projects, vocalist Janis Mann
has performed with Diane Schuur, Roy Haynes, Terrell Stafford, Dave
Frishberg, Jack Sheldon, John Clayton, the Caribbean Jazz Project,
Roberta Gambarini, and many other jazz luminaries.
Janis is a Los Angeles favorite and performs often in New York, notably
at the Blue Note and the Kitano. Her recent touring includes New York,
San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. Her latest CD, “Celestial
Anomaly,” with Kenny Werner followed in the path of her previous two
releases by charting at the top of the national jazz radio charts.
"Great singer, great feel! I haven't heard anyone like Janis in years."
-- Roy Haynes
She appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Kenny Werner.
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 with Cassandra Wilson, Buster
Williams, Don Byron, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Miguel
Zenon, Tom Harrell, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Vanessa Rubin,
Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane,
Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila
Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Mingus Big Band,
Al Foster, Mark Turner, Gunther Schuller, Lee Konitz, 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.