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.