George Colligan Trio

Medium:  Music


Portland-based, NYC native pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader George Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from show tunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th-century classical music. He’s appeared on more than 100 CDs and recorded 24 of his own.

Bassist Chris Higgins studied at Berklee and in City College of New York; after stints in New York City and Barcelona, Spain, where he recorded and toured extensively, he moved to Portland.

Drummer Chris Brown continues to perform and teach privately in the Portland area, but is also a saxophonist and drummer with the 234th Army Band – and the son of legendary Portland drummer (and longtime OCJP supporter) Mel Brown.