John Colianni - Episode 548

Steve Cooper talks with jazz pianist John Colianni. John recorded John Colianni, his debut album, Blues-O-Matic and Live at the Maybeck for Concord Records. Other records followed, the latest being Johnny Chops, recorded with his quintet. At nineteen, John toured the world as Lionel Hampton's pianist and was Mel Tormé's pianist for six years. He has recorded in studio with both Tormé, and Hampton as well as with Cleo Laine, Emily Remler and many others. He has also served as pianist for the Les Paul quartet and did a stint with the New Orleans-inspired band of movie director/clarinetist Woody Allen that played steadily at Michael's Pub in New York. 

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