George Colligan is a New York based pianist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher and bandleader, as well as an award-winning composer. George’s style incorporates everything from show tunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical. Joining George will be drummer Chris Brown and bassist Chris Higgins.
Coming to us from Portland, the Jonathan Smith Trio has developed a unique sound and style. Originally from Portland, Jonathan Smith has been a part of the Portland jazz scene for nearly two decades. For three years now, Jonathan has had the joy of playing with bandmates Steve Hall (organist) and drummer, Dave Burrows. In musical terms, Jonathan considers himself fortunate to be a part of this spirited organ trio.
Proceeds from this event will help Just Jazz, Inc. to continue to provide jazz education to our coastal communities. This show will also support the “Entertain the Future” Capital Campaign to help improve and enhance the Newport Performing Arts Center.
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