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Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Born: December 29, 1969

George Colligan, an award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), draws fans with his zesty sideman work with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (with over 70 sideman credits). He is also prolific as a leader with 16 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Criss Cross label is entitled Past Present Future. He also has a new CD entitled Realization ( Sirocco) featuring his organ trio called Mad Science....
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”Colligan is an equally deserving torch-carrier of the piano trio tradition....” --John Kelman, All About Jazz

“One of the best kept secrets in jazz....” --Chris Hoven, All About Jazz

”Couple that sensitivity, that ability to be both supportive and assertive when need be, with strong chops and knowing one's way around the keyboard, and you get a picture of George Colligan , one of those fine young talents bubbling just below the collective periscopes of the jazz critical and presenting fraternities. Keep an ear on George Colligan .” --Willard Jenkins, from Jazztimes

Music

Featured recording “Living for the City”

Living for the City

SteepleChase Records
2011
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    The Endless Mysteries

    Origin Records
    2014
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    Isolation

    SteepleChase Records
    2010
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    Come Together

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
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    Hancock Island: The Music of Herbie Hancock

    Chesky Records
    2008
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    Runaway

    Sunnyside Records
    2008
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    Blood Pressure

    Ultimatum Records
    2006
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    Realization

    Sirocco Music Limited
    2005
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