Featuring: John Colianni on piano with
Matt Chertkoff – guitar
John Simon – saxophone
Grant Stewart saxophone
Boots Maleson – bass
Steve Johns – drums
Pianist John Colianni is a world renowned performer, composer, and arranger known for his swinging high energy style of jazz piano. Over 35 years of high profile gigs with Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme and Les Paul to name a few, as well as his appearances as a leader and co-leader have brought John Colianni broad exposure to an international audience. His dazzling virtuosity and ferociously swinging style have drawn frequent comparisons to Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson and have earned him the well-deserved nickname “Johnny Chops” from enthusiastic fans.
John’s current projects – the John Colianni Jazz Orchestra and the John Colianni Sextet expands the spotlight to John’s creative gifts as a composer arranger and bandleader while continuing to feature his spectacular skills as a pianist.
Since its performance debut in January, 2016 the 17 piece John Colianni Jazz Orchestra has been creating a sensation amongst a growing number of fans in the New York area with its fresh and exciting perspective on big band jazz.
Now we proudly introduce the equally exciting John Colianni Jazz Sextet celebrating its new CD release. Characterized by its swing influenced rhythm section which features piano bass drums and rhythm guitar, and its two tenor front line in the tradition of the many great two tenor groups the new John Colianni Jazz Sextet reflects Colianni’s unique and personal concept of modern jazz that swings in a small group format. And (like the John Colianni Jazz Orchestra) creates a unique sound that stands out from the crowd.