John Colianni Trio at @exuberance
uploaded this event on April 18, 2019
John Colianni is yet another Monk Competition pianist to visit @exuberance. John has the distinction of placing in the very first of these back in 1987, competing alongside Marcus Roberts and Joey DeFrancesco.
Working the piano rooms in Baltimore, DC and the Jersey shore in his early years, Colianni landed his first big touring gig with the Lionel Hampton band for three years, followed by four years with Mel Tormé and six with Les Paul. He’s recorded or performed with Larry Coryell, Emily Remler, Joe Wilder, Connie Kay, Lew Tabackin, Mel Lewis, and Nicki Parrott among others. He directs the 17-piece John Colianni Orchestra. He has recorded 10 albums, including John Colianni at Maybeck—part of the famed solo piano series. His most recent CD I Never Knew finds John in a sextet drawn from his big band....