Riverhouse Jazz returns for its first shows of 2018 this Friday and Saturday, featuring a trio with (as usual) a collective r é sum é that could fill this entire publication, and then some. Bassist Buster Williams has worked extensively with pianist Herbie Hancock and guitarist Larry Coryell; drummer Lenny White played on Miles Davis’ landmark 1970 record “Bitches Brew” and is best known for playing with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever. Portland State University professor, New York City transplant and multi-instrumentalist George Colligan has shared stages with drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Michael Brecker and Ravi Coltrane — not to mention White and Williams — and has played on more than 100 albums as a sideman and leader. Whew. Given all the different styles these musicians have tackled in their extensive careers — from post-bop experimentalism to blues to show tunes — about the only thing you can expect for sure from these shows is great music.
George Colligan, Buster Williams and Lenny White: 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; $55.50 plus fees; Riverhouse Jazz at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 NE 3rd St., Bend; riverhouse.com/jazz or 866-453-4480.