News and Updates

I have released on Bandcamp an album which was recorded a long time ago, but I felt that the message of the music is relevant in our current state of affairs. This is a live recording featuring Gary Thomas on tenor saxophone and flute, Drew Gress on bass, and Ralph Peterson Jr. on drums. These are iconic musicians. We did one recording for Criss Cross in 2001 and then I won a Chamber Music America grant and an Arts InternationalGrant. I was able to write a suite of music and then bring this band to the U.K. and Ireland for some performances. There’s some amazing playing on this collection of tunes. At the moment, the album is ONLY on Bandcamp because this is a way to support us DIRECTLY. Perhaps years ago I would have pressed CDs, but I think under the circumstances, I’m bringing the music out in the most direct way possible. CHECK IT OUT

Hi All I wanted to update you on my exciting new album-Live In Arklow on the Ubuntu Label. This album features an Irish trio – Darren Beckett on drums and Dave Redmond on Bass. This comes from a tour we did in 2019.

Here is a link to purchase

and here is a sample track

Nov 9 Frankie’s in Vancouver GC Trio Jesse Cahill and John Lee
November 11 Chez Hanny with Janis Mann San Fransisco
November 16 George Colligan Jazz Station Jon Lakey Michael Raynor
Nov 17 1905 GC Trio Eric Gruber Charlie Doggett- (6-7:30 The Gee Cees)
November 18 Jo Bar Micah Hummel Jon Lakey
Nov 20 Dizzy’s NYC with Buster Williams And Lenny White
Nov 22 Montmartre Copenhagen with Dejan Terzic and Milan Nikolic
November 25 Reykjavik with Scott McLemore
Nov 27th Reykjavik with Scott McLemore

December 2 Jo Bar with Ryan Meagher (me on drums)
December 7th Living Room with Jon Lakey and Michael Raynor
December 8 1905 GC Trio with Jon Lakey and Michael Raynor
December 11 1905 Joe Manis
December 12 Teutonic Wines with Jon Lakey and Alan Jones
December 14th Vino Veritas with Sherry Alves
December 15th Perlot with Eric Gruber Ron Steen
December 16 Jo bar Jon Lakey Micah Hummel
Dec 21 CB 3 Ora Fino CB Trio
December 22 Living Room Chris Brown Bill Athens
Dec 23 CB 3 Ora Fino CB Trio
Dec 26 Jo Bar Jon Lakey Micah Hummel
Dec 27 Goodfoot Other Barry/Farnell Newton
Dec 29 GC Birthday Jam Jon Lakey David Goldblatt Nicole McCabe

Hi Everyone, I am doing a little tour in September- the trio with BUSTER WILLIAMS AND LENNY WHITE. Here’s some dates and info

September 5th  South in Philadelphia


September 6th SCULLER’s in Boston

8pm one show


September 7th and 8th The Kitano in NYC

September 9th


I have a new CD coming out on Whirlwind Recordings. It’s called ” Nation Divided.” Here’s a few links:

George Colligan to release solo piano album ‘Nation Divided’ July 27th – pre-order now and receive instant gratification track ‘Streetfight’ + tour dates

March 7th Jo Bar Michael Raynor and Tim Gilson
March 9th Fillmore with Joe Manis
March 10th Living Room Theater Jon Lakey and Andres Moreno
March 11th Bar Mingo
March 15th VIDEO AT PSU with Chris Higgins Chris Brown Noah Simpson
March 16th WILFS Domo Branch Jon Lakey Becky Kilgore
March 17th 1905 Chris Higgins Chris Brown
March 23rd Southfork GC Trio with Michael Raynor and Perry Thoorsell
March 24th Jazz Station Bossa PDX
March 26 Ron Steen 1905
March 29th Smoke with Buster Williams and Lenny White
March 31st Side Door with Buster Williams and Lenny White

April 2-16 UK Tour Andrew Bain Michael Janisch Jon Irabagon

4/5 – The Jazz Bar – Edinburgh, Scotland
9 – East Side Jazz Club – Birmingham, England
11 – Clasijazz – Almeria, Spain
12 – Jimmy Glass – Valencia, Spain
13 – Sheffield Jazz Club @ Crooke’s – Sheffield, England
14 – Vortex Jazz Club, London, England
15 – Herts Jazz Club – Welywin Garden City, England tbc

April 18th Teutonic Wines George Colligan Trio with Jon Lakey and Domo Branch
April 21st Loose Wig House Concert with Chris Higgins Michael Raynor and Sherry Alves
April 27th Living Room Theater
April 28 Florence Fest George Colligan Quartet With Micah Hummel Jon Lakey Tim Wilcox
April 29th Newport with George Colligan Trio Chris Brown Chris Higgins


May 3 Teaching and Lisbon hot Club
May 4 Lisbon Hot Club
May 5 Teaching And Hot Club Lisbon
May 7 Prague teaching
MAy 9 Graz Masterclass
May 11 Berlin Zig Zag
May 12 Hamburg Birdland
May 13 A Trane Berlin
May 15 Klagenfurt Club and Teaching
May 18th Kitano NYC with Ed Howard, Adam Hutcheson and Victor Lewis
May 25th 1905
May 26th Jack London Bossa PDX
May 30 Teutonic Wines with Joe Manis

June 1st TVCTV
June 1st Broadway House Concert in Eugene Sherry Alves
June 6 Jo Bar
June 8 Smoke With Buster Williams Lenny White
June 9 Smoke With Buster Williams Lenny White
June 10 Smoke With Buster Williams Lenny White
June 23 Winniepg Festival with Karl Kohut and Kevin Waters


July 1-14 WDR BAND in KOLN
July 17th Lan Su with Bossa PDX
July 19th Christo’s Double Bill Other Barry And Bossa PDX
July 28 Ellensburg festival With Matt Jorgensen and Jon Lakey
July 31st 1905 Gig with Holly Pyle

August 1 Teutonic Wines with Holly Pyle
August 3rd Jazz Station with Holly Pyle
August 7 house concert Seattle with Holly Pyle
August 12 Solo Concert Classic Pianos 3PM
August 14 Roaoring Rapids Joe
August 15 w Bossa PDX Roaring Rapids
August 18 Montavilla Jazz festival with Micah Hummel and Enzo Irace
With Chris Brown
with Nicole Glover
August 30th Bossa PDX Lincoln City

September 1st janis Mann at Loose Wig

My 28th CD ” More Powerful” will officially be available on June 30th BUT you can pre-order and get two tracks in advance.

I am very pleased to announce my 28th CD as a leader is coming out on Whirlwind Recordings on June 30th. This album features the great Linda Oh on Bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and Nicole Glover on tenor saxophone. and soprano saxophone.


Whirlwind is pleased to announce the signing of  world-renowned pianist and composer George Colligan, not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but an artist who has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader.

The winner of the 2015 DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard), he has had a long association as a member of the legendary Jack DeJohnette’s ensemble. With over 130 albums to date as an accompanist, Colligan has worked with a long list of luminaries, including Buster Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, and many others.

His forthcoming album for Whirlwind More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine is his 28th album as a leader.  The album features some of New York’s finest talents in Linda Oh – double bass; Rudy Royston – drums; and Nicole Glover on saxophones.

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