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UPCOMING GIGS: ***5/18: Cape Bank Jazz Festival, Somers Point, NJ, John Colianni Trio in concert, 1:30PM ***6/6: Waukesha, Wisconsin, in concert with The Les Paul Trio ***6/30: Stuyvesant Cove Park, NYC (23rd St @ East River), John Colianni Quintet in concert, 6:30PM ***7/7: Stuyvesant Cove Park, NYC (23rd St @ East River), John Colianni Quintet in concert, 6:30PM ***7/18: The Falcon, Marlboro, NY, w The Les Paul Trio, 7pm ***7/25-26: Red Bank, NJ, Two Rivers Theater, in concert with "Sweet Whiskey" ***8/9: Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, in concert with The Les Paul Trio ***8/11 thru 9/10: TOUR, 42 concerts and club gigs in England and Scotland (London, Manchester,Edinburgh, Glasgow, etc.) - SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO -

 

THE JOHN COLIANNI PIANO METHOD

FEATURED IN THE ARTICLE "MASTER CLASS BY JOHN COLIANNI", IN THE 

SEPTEMBER, 2013 "KEYBOARD ISSUE" OF DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.

VOLUME ONE: MAXIMIZING KEYBOARD TECHNIQUE WITH THE MATTHAY EXERCISES

VOLUME TWO: IMPROVISING AT THE PIANO

TO FIND OUT MORE, AND ORDER: GO!

Currently (2013), Official Baldwin Piano Artist John Colianni (or "Johnny Chops") is featured with the Les Paul Trio. Joining the group in 2003, John performed regularly with Les in NYC and on the road for 6 years.



Since Les's passing in 2009, John and Les's other long-time trio members have carried on with tribute performances, which include frequent guest appearances by performers like Stanley Jordan, Mike Stern, Jose Feliciano, Larry Coryell, Steve Miller, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Duke Robillard, Jimmy Buffet, Todd Rundgren, Jane Monheit, Bernie Williams (the ex-Yankee), and Larry Carlton, among others.


John also appears with his own group, The John Colianni Quintet, around New York (at clubs like Smalls, Feinstein’s At The Regency, The Kitano and The Knickerbocker), and on the road, including overseas. Solo piano gigs and guest appearances are also on the schedule. (for the full itinerary, please click on “Performances”)


John can also be heard on the 2009 film soundtrack of Revolutionary Road, (w L. DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. …) He is seen AND heard on “Chasing Sound” and “Live In New York”, PBS films documenting the career and gigs of Les Paul.

(Read more about John’s earlier career and performances with such greats as Mel Torme and Lionel Hampton on the “About” page…)

The John Colianni Quintet's current CD release, "OnTarget“, (July, 2011) is produced and distributed by Patuxent Records (Rockville, Md.), and is JC's third appearance for this label.


Also newly released: “Montgomery” (Patuxent Records), which features John with the trio of guitarist Larry Coryell & James Cammack, bass and from 2009, “Johnny Chops” (Patuxent Records) the first album by the John Colianni Quintet (featuring the songs “Fur Elise” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”). google


There are also albums by JC on Concord, Jazz Connaiseur, and other lables. Go to “Recordings” to see a more complete listing, and for purchasing.

Meet Tira! Tira, a fabulous performer, is a world-class Jazz vocalist, and she and John have appeared and toured together to great acclaim. Click on this link for more: TIRA!

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