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Portland Jazz Series: Holly Pyle with George Colligan
August 3 • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm• $15
Celebrated for her “soulfully graceful, liquid-like voice” (Phoenix New Times), Holly Pyle of Phoenix, Arizona started out as an opera major before studying jazz and psychology at Northern Arizona University. Now one of the most popular vocalists in the Valley of the Sun, Holly performs with leading jazz groups, tours with the progressive soul-pop band House of Stairs and folk group Live from Laurel Canyon, and appears regularly as a solo a-cappella act using electronic looping to build masterful sonic creations.
George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader. Winner of the 2015 DownBeat magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard), he has had a long association with living jazz legend Jack DeJohnette. With over 130 albums to date as an accompanist, Colligan has worked with a long list of jazz greats, including Buster Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, and many others. HIs latest album, “More Powerful”(Whirlwind Records) is his 28th as a bandleader. Colligan, a New York resident for 15 years, now resides in Portland, Oregon where he is an Associate Professor at Portland State University.
Presented by the Jazz Station.