Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Farrell Family Jazz: George Colligan Trio
Jazz returns to the Music Room of the Athenaeum for the library’s annual summer jazz series. The series features rare local appearances by internationally acclaimed jazz artists, including a special CD release event by San Diego's Mike Wofford.
June 16 brings an Athenaeum debut by the George Colligan Trio, featuring Colligan on piano with Hamilton Price on bass and Steve Hass on drums. Multi-talented pianist, organist, trumpeter, drummer, composer, and educator Colligan is considered among the leading jazz artists of his generation. Currently touring internationally as a member of drummer Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet, he is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, Lonnie Plaxico, and Ravi Coltrane, among many others. Colligan has released 23 CDs.
- Cost: $21 - $26