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Experience Music Series: Randy Porter and George Colligan
May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $10
The Experience Music Series is thrilled to present two of Portland’s most iconic jazz musicians, George Colligan and Randy Porter. Every performance of this duo is a highlight of the Portland music year.
George Colligan is a New York-based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher and bandleader who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. Colligan has released 24 of his own recordings and is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with performers like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron and Buster Williams. He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet. Colligan was on the faculty of the Julliard School of Music and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. For more information, go to http://georgecolligan.com/.
Randy Porter has performed internationally with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He currently performs with Charles McPherson, Madeline Eastman, the New York Voices, bassist David Friesen, Rebecca Kilgore and Nancy King. He was nominated for a Grammy for the CD Porter Plays Porter with Nancy King. Also in demand as an educator, Porter teaches master classes and teaches jazz piano and jazz theory at Lewis and Clark College. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…” For more information, go to http://www.randyporter.com/ .
The concert will be held in building 3. Admission is a donation at the door (no one will be turned away). Parking is $2 (permits available at machines).