George Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is in high demand as a sideman. He has worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico. He has released over 24 recordings of his intelligent writing and impressive technique.
Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint.