"The award recognizes the best in Colorado's Italian American community," said Joe Aiello, Colorado Italian American Chamber of Commerce. Colorado Italian Americans vote for the annual award recipient.
"It was indeed an honor to receive this prestigious award. I thank all my fans, family and those who voted for me. I am truly humbled by this recognition. This award inspires me to continue to write and perform music that moves audiences around the world," Colaiannia said.
Previous winners include the following:
2005 Ron Rosa
2006 Frankie Rino
2007 Richie Italiano
2008 Russ Canino
2009 Jess Gerardi
2010 Frank Lechuga
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, Publisher of 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 working on a nonprofit radio station in support of the Global Youth Music Project. For more information, go to http://www.louismusic.com/
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.”
During 2011, Colaiannia had two top ten chart albums. Colaiannia has made seven albums in his career and is already working on a new album.
“I love music... music is emotionally-
Upcoming concerts in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. For concert information go to: http://www.louismusic.com/
To purchase any of Louis Colaiannia’s music, visit virtually every digital music outlet (Napster, Rhapsody, itunes, Amazon) or his website at http://www.louismusic.com
To view the music video tribute (title track of his latest CD entitled A Moment Between Eternities, at http://www.youtube.com/
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