John Colonna is a virtuosic and lyrical pianist who mixes many influences into a unique and vibrant sound. He studied classical piano as a child and teenager and was seduced by the power and simple beauty of rock music. Soon his interests turned to jazz and he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Jazz Composition. After performing across the country in a variety of venues and genres, he attended New York University to study with Don Friedman, the late great jazz pianist. Since receiving his Master’s Degree from NYU he has performed with his own group (the John Colonna Quartet), the Blake Fleming Trio, Renaissance Church in Harlem and teaches at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick college. He has also been active playing with Chinese rock and pop musicians such as Vivian Fang Liu, Theresa Carpio, Rose Liu, Eric Moo, Wu Hongfei, Kevin Lin, Shino Lin and Candy Lo.