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World Class Jazz Pianist John Colianni
Premieres His Exciting New Jazz Orchestra
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Long a favorite of fans for his virtuosic hard swinging piano style, Colianni’s resume includes long term stints and collaborations with many jazz and pop music giants, including Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme, and Les Paul to name just a few.

Now Colianni shares his even more impressive gifts as a composer, arranger, and band leader with us with the introduction of the John Colianni Jazz Orchestra.

Colianni pulls off the unusual feat of creating true big band jazz that doesn’t sound like a history lesson.  This is music that captures the timeless essence of big band jazz – solid blues feeling, great musicianship, and ferocious swing – in new compositions and arrangements that extend a great musical tradition rather than imitate it. 

The John Colianni Jazz Orchestra builds on and extends the legacy of big band jazz in a way that  is original, innovative.

Next Live Appearance

John Colianni Jazz Orchestra
with special guest Bucky Pizzarelli
Honoring Bucky’s 91st Birthday
Thursday January 12th
@ The Cutting Room 7pm
44 E. 32nd St New York, NY

www.thecuttingroomnyc.com
Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

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NEW RELEASE - The John Colianni Quintet, "After Hours" (Patuxent Music). 

 

"Intriguing, eclectic." – BILLBOARD

"He is the essence of a swinging pianist … – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Acoustic modernist absorbing the pianism of Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson.” - JAZZIZ

Consummate piano virtuoso..truly individual voice..unerring sense of sophisticated swing."– JAZZ TIMES

"Impeccably disciplined, a limitless cauldron full of ideas … eye-opening intensity … effortless swing - Tatumesque." – TORONTO STAR

"Tremendous piano jazz … a phenomenal show stopper … technical skill, warmth, application and understanding." – JAZZ JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL  

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 (2016), Official Baldwin Piano Artist John Colianni (or "Johnny Chops"), is appearing in varieties of venues here in the USA, as well as in international bookings, such as the upcoming August-September club and concert tour of Great Britain and Western Europe. Management: Farrel Teich, Prestige Performance Artists. For bookings and info, click  "Contact".  For complete gig listings, please click “Performances”.

John is also featured in the Les Paul Trio. Joining the group in 2003, John performed regularly with Les in NYC and on the road for over 6 years. Since Les's passing in 2009, John has appeared (with the remaining Trio members) in 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), Albert Lee, Blondie Chaplin, Janis Siegel, and Larry Carlton, among others.


John can also be heard on the 2009 film soundtrack of Revolutionary Road, (w L. DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. …) There are also lengthy appearance in “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, "On Target“, is produced and distributed by Patuxent Records (Rockville, Md.), and is JC's third appearance for this label.


Also newly released: “Montgomery” (Patuxent Records), with the Larry Coryell Trio; and “Johnny Chops” (Patuxent Records), the 1st release by The JC Quintet (includes the tracks “Fur Elise” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”).


There are also albums by JC on Concord Jazz, Jazz Connaiseur, and other labels. 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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