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Joshua Ginsburg - b. (USA)
George Colligan - p. (USA)
Rudy Royston - dr. (USA)

Joshua Ginsburg brings two of his most prolific collaborators for a special night at he Zig Zag club. The trio with Colligan and Royston forms the backbone of Ginsburg's previous album "Zembla Variations" which was chosen as an "Album off the Year" by the New York City Jazz Record. All three, in their own right, are among the most exciting and incisive improvisers in the international music scene. 

Bassist and bandleader Josh Ginsburg is a regular fixture on the world's concert stages and jazz clubs. His music has been described as “vigorously fresh” (Irish Times) and “reveal(ing) itself in gradually unfolding layers” (JazzTimes); his most recent album as a leader, "Zembla Variations”, was chosen as an Album of the Year by the New York City Jazz Record. Josh’s bass playing, Financial Times (London) writes, is “a rock of counterpoint, funk and swing” 


In the past few years, Josh has been touring with bands led by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Osby, Jeremy Pelt, George Colligan, Logan Richardson, Aruán Ortiz and Helen Sung (among others). As a first call New York musician he performed with countless influential players such as Tom Harrell, Mulgrew Miller, Mark Turner, Robert Glasper, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Gregory Hutchinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Aaron Parks.


Josh was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where he absorbed some of that city's musical roots. “I think there was a rhythmic intensity that I learned in Baltimore from the very beginning, as well as a deep love of the jazz tradition.“ Josh went on to study with jazz trailblazer Jackie McLean: ”From Mr. McLean I learned the value and beauty of melody and lyricism. But even more importantly through him, and through the many great musicians I have worked with over the years, I began to see what I value the most in all my musical experiences, the open-hearted spirit of a true improvisor."

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. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, 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 showtunes 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(

“Colligan is an equally deserving torch-carrier of the piano trio tradition….” John Kelman , All About Jazz

“One of the best kept secrets in jazz….” Chris Hoven, All About Jazz

“As a creative artist, he’s really up there…. In terms of technique, knowledge of music and improvisational creativity, there aren’t a whole lot of cats from his generation that are any better than him. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of any.”– Don Braden in a blindfold test for Jazz Times

“Pianist George Colligan stole the set with a display of technique that inspired a standing ovation.”-Harvey Siders, Jazz Times, in a review of a Ravi Coltrane concert.

George Colligan has toured, recorded ,and/or performed as a sideman with Cassandra Wilson, Buster Williams, Don Byron, Lonnie Plaxico, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, Tom Harrell, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson,Dave Weckl, Richard Bona, Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, AL Foster, Mark Turner, Don Braden, Lew Soloff, Gunther Schuller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Michal Urbaniak, Ron McClure,DJ Logic, Randy Brecker and Stefon Harris, among others.

A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Rudy Royston was raised in Denver, Colorado. He began playing drums and percussion as a toddler, often playing in church and along with an eclectic array of LPs at home. Rudy’s older siblings avidly listened to all genres of music. His mother strongly supported the arts and his father worked as the supervisor of shipping at a children’s percussion instrument company. His father would often bring home slightly damaged percussion instruments, resulting in a childhood surrounded by bongos, rhythm sticks, xylophones, recorders, metallophones, glockenspiels, and drums. In the fourth grade, Rudy began to study music formally as a result of his mother’s ceaseless support. He continued to study music through high school, studying percussion as well as the viola and tenor saxophone.
While a sophomore in high school, Rudy attended the Telluride Jazz Camp in Colorado on scholarship and studied jazz drum set with Duffy Jackson and Ed Soph. This experience inspired Rudy to pursue music for the rest of his life. He began studying classical and jazz repertoire, as well as marching band percussion, and achieved membership into elite city and state-wide high school ensembles. Rudy went on to study marching band percussion, classical percussion and jazz performance at the University of Northern Colorado, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and University of Denver. Rudy graduated with honors from Denver University, where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Poetry. He later received K-12 teaching credentials from Metropolitan State College of Denver and taught music for 10 years in public schools before relocating to the east coast in 2006.
While in college, Rudy began playing with trumpeter Ron Miles, whom Rudy deems his greatest teacher and music mentor. Rudy also performed with artists in the gospel, alternative rock and jazz scenes including Fred Fuller, Dale Bruning, Laura Newman, Fred Hess, Dotsero, Leslie Drayton, Joe Keel, Nelson Rangell and Bill Frisell. In 2006, Rudy began his graduate studies in music at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studied with jazz drummer Victor Lewis. He quickly integrated into New York’s creative music scene, and has since performed with world-renowned artists including Les McCann, Dave Douglas, Ben Allison, Jason Moran, JD Allen, Sean Jones, Greg Osby, Jennifer Holiday, Tia Fuller, Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Bowen, Bruce Barth, George Colligan, Don Byron, Tom Harrell, John Ellis, John Patitucci, Jenny Scheinman and the Mingus Big Band, and many others. A lover of all genres of music, Rudy continues to expand his horizons as he gains increasing recognition in the world of jazz.
303, Rudy’s first recording for Greenleaf Music, was released in February 2014.

“a first-tier talent” 
—Nate Chinen, New York Times

Eintritt/ Ticket : 17€ 
Ermässigt/Reduced: 15€

Beginn 21:15 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr)