March 19, 2011

Kelly Hughes XOXO / George Colligan Trio

On Friday, March 25, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Aqua Books' Kelly Hughes will interview burlesque dancer Miss La Muse,'s Kate Winiarz, and Miss Lonelyhearts Maureen Scurfield.  

There will be music by Alanadale. 

World-class jazz in Winnipeg? You bet. 

Aqua Books will present the George Colligan Trio, on Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 pm.  

George Colligan is a New York-based jazz pianist, organist, drummer, trumpet player, educator, composer and bandleader. He was on the faculty of the Julliard School for two years, and is now Assistant Professor for the U of M's Jazz Studies program.

Since 2003, Steve Kirby has overseen a full-fledged rejuvenation of the jazz scene in Winnipeg. Steve also performs locally with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and his own acclaimed ensemble: The Oceanic Jazz Orchestra for which he composes and arranges the music. 

Quincy Davis is a jazz drummer who has recorded with Tom Harrell, Vincent Gardner, Randy Napoleon, and others. Davis has played throughout the world in such prominent clubs as The Village Vanguard and The Blue Note in New York City; The Jazz Showcase in Chicago; New Morning Jazz Club in Paris; and The Jazz Bakery, Yoshi's, and Catalina Bar and Grill in California. He is currently assistant professor at U of M's Jazz Studies program.

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