124 W. Broadway Eugene Or.


“Let’s Fool Around” : A vocal showcase with Darline Jackson and Joanne Broh
Wed, April 1, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Bring your inner fool and join us for a fun-filled night of music and dancing.

Foolish vocalists Joanne Broh, Darline Jackson, Dona Clarke, Kirstin Nusser, Bruce Sedgwick, and Jerry Zybach will fool around with a variety of songs that have “fool” in the title, or are just plain foolish…and not necessarily just jazz!

Featuring The Not To Be Fooled With Band Of Fools: Beau Belansky, piano; Jerry Zybach, Guitar; Jim Badalich, Bass; Fred Wesley, Sax; and Sean Brennan, Drums.

How many songs with the word “fool” in the title can you come up with?


Advance Tickets are available at www.TheJazzStation.org/store

Our appreciation to concert sponsors: Emge & Whyte, CPA!

Jazz Alive: George Colligan Solo! Thu, April 2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

7:30 PM • $10 ($7 members/students)
9:15 PM • $10 ($7 members/students)
Advance Tickets: www.thejazzstation.org/store

George Colligan, one of the finest jazz musicians in the United States, will perform a rare solo concert this evening. “I wanted the audience to hear Colligan straight, with nothing else but his fingers on the keys,” says Robert Sposato, who produces the Jazz Alive series.

Colligan is one of those rare performers from whom melody and lyricism comes in every line, in every phrase. His keyboard talent is truly jaw-dropping, and to hear him live and alone on the stage is a rare, maybe once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Lovers of jazz piano, lovers of vituoso talent, and lovers of the great jazz tradition should not miss this special event.

George Colligan is a pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and band leader, and considered one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. He recently relocated from New York to Portland.

An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique.

His latest CD on the Origin Label is called ”The Endless Mysteries” and features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from show tunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th-century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint. Colligan was on the faculty of the Juilliard School for two years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University.

He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet. Recently, Colligan started playing the Hammond 44 Melodion (melodica). He also started a popular blog called jazztruth (jazztruth.blogspot.com).