PRLog - Nov. 23, 2011 - WOODLAND PARK, Colo. -- Keys of Christmas, by musical artist Louis Colaiannia, has been selected by New Age Music World as one of the top 12 holiday albums.
Keys of Christmas - Top 12 Holiday Album
Keys of Christmas is a piano, instrumental and vocal new age album with nine songs in an assortment of original and traditional holiday music.
The album will be officially released on December 1, 2011.
"When you listen to Keys of Christmas, you can tell right away the classically trained pianist who explores contemporary piano, jazz, new age and chill out music, has in fact produced a wonderful holiday arrangement,"
The album cover comes from a painting. "My mom did this painting one week before she died. She painted it at 94 yrs old, Colaiannia said.
"It is very special to have my album listed as One Of The Top 12 Christmas Albums on Newagemusicworld.com because John Olsen and Newagemusicworld.com are very respected in the music world and I respect their work very much," Colaiannia said.
"To be included in anything they do is a tremendous honor," he said.
The album is listed among some of Colaiannia's favorite albums of all time. "Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Windham Hill. It is a tremendous honor to be named in the same article with those amazing albums and fabulous musicians. Its like a dream come true for me," Colaiannia said.
More from the New Age Music World review: "Christmas is the most important holiday of the year for most people. While this is especially true for marketing retailers, they too, along with the majority of people also recognize the supreme reason for the season, and truly enjoy the building anticipation during the preceding days, weeks and months leading up to Christmas Day."
"... simply listening to Christmas music can help one transition into the holiday frame of mind. And while everyone has their own individual pace for getting into the Christmas mood sooner or later, I can always depend on holiday music to renew my Christmas spirit."
The best Christmas albums in all popular genres including new age are very comparable since many artists compose their own revision of traditional Christmas songs.
"It seems nearly everyone is familiar with mainstream traditional songs, so for many us there is even less of an apple to oranges comparison in terms of genre. Sometimes they are so much alike the easiest way to classify their melodies is to simply call it holiday music," according to New Age World Music World.
"Enjoy the season in perfect harmony with Keys Of Christmas," said Olsen.
Visit http://www.louismusic.com to sample or purchase Keys of Christmas by Louis Colaiannia, or on iTunes or at Amazon.com.
For more about the album review visit http://www.newagemusicworld.com/
Colaiannia is a virtuoso of classical piano, an accomplished songwriter, arranger and performer. His music has inspired the lives of thousands of people in performances that have been called, "stunning in their power and beauty.”
Louis Colaiannia (coal-ee-AH-
Now in his 50s, (and as energetic as ever), Colaiannia is embarking on a public career, performing around the Denver area, and nationwide.
"This Colorado-born artist (a dentist by profession) hasn’t reached legendary status yet, he exhibits the same tools and level of talent that guaranteed his predecessors a place in musical history," wrote Joe Aiello, Andiamo, a weekly newspaper for the Italian American Community.
Louis credits his success to sage advice given by his parents, Louis & Rose Colaiannia. “Mom always told me that if and when I ever set my sights on something, I should never quit…and Dad told me that I need to realize that everyone gets knocked down in life, but the successful get back up.”
When Louis isn’t busy writing, arranging or performing, he’s usually found putting together the online radio show he hosts on K-High, Sundays from 6AM—9AM, dubbed Colorado Horizons. For more information, go to www.khigh.co.
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. Colaiannia sees his piano as an inspirational tool. “Passion never gets in the way of life, but life sometimes get in the way of passion.”
He released an album in the Spring of 2011 which debuted number 5 on the ZoneMusicReporter (New Age Top 100 Airplay Chart) charts. It is still in the top 40 today.
Colaiannia has made five albums and recently released two top-40 Adult Contemporary hits, "Desert Winds" and "Dancing Snowflakes"
“I love music... music is emotionally-
To view the music video tribute (title track of his Spring 2011 CD entitled A Moment Between Eternities, at http://www.youtube.com/
To view Colaiannia in concert at the Celebrations Store, Colorado Springs visit: http://www.youtube.com/
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