Welcome to John Colianni's official fan site!

"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 (2014), Official Baldwin Piano Artist John Colianni (or "Johnny Chops") appears with his own group, The John Colianni Quintet, around New York at clubs like The Blue Note, Fat Cat, Smalls, The Kitano, and The Knickerbocker. There are also international bookings, such as this year's 41-gig tour of Great Britain (Summer, 2014). 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”). google


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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