George Colligan Quartet
plus special guest Jaleel Shaw
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Multi–instrumentalist, composer, educator, and bandleader, George Colligan is also “one of the best– kept secrets in jazz” (Chris Hoven, AllAboutJazz.com) who “has developed an intrepid attitude that goes hand–in–hand with a strong sense of identity.” George majored in classical trumpet and learned to play drums before switching to piano, on which instrument he’s worked with Lee Konitz, Nicholas Payton, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron and Benny Golson, just to name a few. As a sideman, Colligan is featured on over 100 recordings; in October 2011, he released his 22nd album as a leader. Tonight, George Colligan leads a top–shelf trio (with Lonnie Plaxico and Clarence Penn) – with the added attractions of the scintillating vocalist, Debbie Deane, and expressive saxophonist, Jaleel Shaw – featuring songs George wrote around the poetry of his younger sister Dana.
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.