Louis Colaiannia (coal-ee-AH-nah) is a native of Denver, Colorado, USA. He has pursued music his entire life, with the simple goal of sharing his gift with the World. Louis is a master of classical piano, an accomplished songwriter, arranger and performer. His music has inspired the lives of thousands of people in performances that have been referred to as "Stunning in their power and beauty".
Colaiannia is a nationally touring musician performing solo concerts as well as concerts with artists such as Liz Story in places like Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona and Salt Lake City. He performs at Festival Italiano every year (last three years)on the main stage. Over 100,000 people attend the event. He has performed at Keystone Jazz Festival, Woodland Park Jazz Festival and Copper Mountain Jazz Festival.
He is set to release a new album in 2013. Louis holds a Mozart Award for his contributions to music, and his latest releases show his versatility, breaking into the Contemporary Jazz, New Age and "Chill" realms. His masterful interpretations of the electronic keyboard and traditional piano combine with his skillful arrangements to create music that moves the soul.
He is a Primo Award winner two years in a row (2011 and 2012) for Italian American Entertainer of the Year and was recently inducted into the Colorado Italian American Hall of Fame 2012.
When he released a new album in the Spring of 2011 the album debuted number 5 on the ZoneMusicReporter (New Age Top 100 Airplay Chart) charts. Listeners can still hear the album on radio stations today.
His "The Next Stage" album was nominated as "Best Chill/Groove Album 2013"
Louis has a special place in his heart for the victims of the Aurora shooting in 2012. Please view this short video and Louis performs a song he wrote to honor the victims.