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08/09/2016

George Colligan: Coffeeshop Conversations #72 - Headlining Montavilla Jazz Festival

By TOM D'ANTONI // The pianist/composer talks about plans for two very different performances.

 Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.

Today composer/pianist/drummer George Colligan is here. He’s headlining the Third Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival the weekend of August 20 and 21…that’s a Saturday and Sunday. OMN is a media sponsor once again.

George blew into town…well he moved here, but it felt like that…a few years ago and suddenly you couldn’t go to anyplace featuring Jazz and not see him. He tours internationally with Jack DeJohnette among others.

He teaches and maintains an extremely busy schedule here and everywhere.

He has two vastly different programs at the Montavilla Jazz Festival, ending the show both nights.

Why don’t we find out about them.

 George will be performing at a fundraiser for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. This is an intimate house concert performance and talk on Friday, August 12. Doors open at 7 pm, music to start at 7:30 pm. 2712 NE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97212-3220

Executive director Douglas Detrick will talk more about Portland’s deep jazz roots and PJCE’s role in Portland’s musical community.

A fundraiser for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, this intimate house concert performance and talk features George Colligan, one of Portland’s finest jazz musicians. Doors open at 7 pm, music to start at 7:30 pm. $20, tickets.

Executive director Douglas Detrick will talk more about Portland’s deep jazz roots and PJCE’s role in Portland’s musical community.

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