Vinnie Colaiuta

Real Name:
Vincent Peter Colaiuta
Profile:
US drummer, born on 05 February 1956 in Republic, Pennsylvania, USA.
Attended Berkelee College of Music in Boston and moved to Los Angeles after joining Christopher Morris Band.
It was in L.A. that he got his big break in the Spring of 1978, joining the ensemble for Zappa* - Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III.
Among other works in between, he continued to perform on Zappa works until 1983. He then appeared on Zappa's later works in the 1990's and also worked on projects with Dweezil Zappa & Denny Walley.
In 1990 Colaiuta joined Sting's touring band and appeared on several recordings.
His accomplished style and sight-reading skills have gained him a career that follows a path among a diverse range of musicians - from Joni Mitchell to Nik Kershaw, Bette Midler, Paul Young, Leonard Cohen and many more.
His path crossed that of another Zappa artist, guitarist & songwriter Warren Cuccurullo, on the album Duran Duran - Duran Duran (The Wedding Album).
He has also cut tracks on Cuccurullo's works.

Colaiuta achieved a record setting 18 times "Drummer of the Year" awards from Modern Drummer magazine's annual reader polls.
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Albums

JD1 Vinnie Colaiuta - 20th Century Impressions album art Joe Diorio, Jeff Berlin, Vin Colaiuta* Joe Diorio, Jeff Berlin, Vin Colaiuta* - 20th Century Impressions (Album) J Disc JD1 US 1981 Sell This Version
500362 Vinnie Colaiuta - Dedication album art Bunny Brunel, Mike Stern, Billy Childs, Vinnie Colaiuta Bunny Brunel, Mike Stern, Billy Childs, Vinnie Colaiuta - Dedication (Album) Musidisc 500362 France 1992 Sell This Version
STD-1113 Vinnie Colaiuta - Vinnie Colaiuta album art Vinnie Colaiuta Vinnie Colaiuta (Album) Stretch Records STD-1113 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
014121-2, 014 121-2 Vinnie Colaiuta - Living album art Aydın Esen, Miroslav Vitous, Vinnie Colaiuta Aydın Esen, Miroslav Vitous, Vinnie Colaiuta - Living (Album) Universal, EmArcy 014121-2, 014 121-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Vinnie Colaiuta - Live At The Baked Potato 2000 album art Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta - Live At The Baked Potato 2000(2xCD, Album) LMNOP Music none US 2001 Sell This Version
TC 40212, TC PROMO 21 Vinnie Colaiuta - Jing Chi album art Jing Chi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip Jing Chi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip - Jing Chi (Album) Tone Center, Tone Center TC 40212, TC PROMO 21 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
TC 4026 2 Vinnie Colaiuta - Live! album art Jing Chi, Jimmy Haslip, Robben Ford, Vinnie Colaiuta Jing Chi, Jimmy Haslip, Robben Ford, Vinnie Colaiuta - Live!(CD, Album) Tone Center TC 4026 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
#2003-1 Vinnie Colaiuta - Cave Men album art Kotikoski*, Kleutgens*, Colaiuta*, Tavaglione* Kotikoski*, Kleutgens*, Colaiuta*, Tavaglione* - Cave Men(CD, Album) J2K Records #2003-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
3510233.2 Vinnie Colaiuta - Transit album art MSM Schmidt Featuring Rick Braun, Vinnie Colaiuta, Kirk Covington, Jimmie Earl*, Brandon Fields, Ric Fierabracci, Mitchel Forman, David Garfield, Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, Steve Tavaglione, Ernest Tibbs, Ernie Watts MSM Schmidt Featuring Rick Braun, Vinnie Colaiuta, Kirk Covington, Jimmie Earl*, Brandon Fields, Ric Fierabracci, Mitchel Forman, David Garfield, Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, Steve Tavaglione, Ernest Tibbs, Ernie Watts - Transit(CD, Album) Laika Records 3510233.2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
BHM 1043-2 Vinnie Colaiuta - Truth Be Told album art Mark Egan Featuring Bill Evans (3), Vinnie Colaiuta, Mitch Forman* Mark Egan Featuring Bill Evans (3), Vinnie Colaiuta, Mitch Forman* - Truth Be Told (Album) Wavetone Records BHM 1043-2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
MJR063LP Vinnie Colaiuta - Surya Namaskar album art Dewa Budjana With Jimmy Johnson (5) & Vinnie Colaiuta Dewa Budjana With Jimmy Johnson (5) & Vinnie Colaiuta - Surya Namaskar (Album) Moonjune Records MJR063LP Germany 2014 Sell This Version
3510321.2 Vinnie Colaiuta - Utopia album art MSM Schmidt Featuring Jimmy Haslip | Mitchel Forman | Vinnie Colaiuta | Charlie Bisharat | Oz Noy | Virgil Donati MSM Schmidt Featuring Jimmy Haslip | Mitchel Forman | Vinnie Colaiuta | Charlie Bisharat | Oz Noy | Virgil Donati - Utopia(CD, Album) Laika Records 3510321.2 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
TC 4101-2 Vinnie Colaiuta - Supremo album art Jing Chi, Jimmy Haslip, Robben Ford, Vinnie Colaiuta Jing Chi, Jimmy Haslip, Robben Ford, Vinnie Colaiuta - Supremo (Album) in-akustik TC 4101-2 US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TW011 Vinnie Colaiuta - With A Lil' Help From My Friends Volume.1 album art Vinnie Colaiuta / Antonio Ocasio Vinnie Colaiuta / Antonio Ocasio - With A Lil' Help From My Friends Volume.1(12") Tribal Winds TW011 US 2000 Sell This Version
TW011 Vinnie Colaiuta - With A Lil' Help From My Friends Volume 1 album art Vinnie Colaiuta, Antonio Ocasio Vinnie Colaiuta, Antonio Ocasio - With A Lil' Help From My Friends Volume 1(12", TP) Tribal Winds TW011 US 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

946 373 Vinnie Colaiuta - Play Like David album art Lothar Kosse, Ralf Gustke, Adam Rogers (2), Justo Almario, Michael Schlierf, Andreas Gundlach, Vinnie Colaiuta, NBA*, Kosho Lothar Kosse, Ralf Gustke, Adam Rogers (2), Justo Almario, Michael Schlierf, Andreas Gundlach, Vinnie Colaiuta, NBA*, Kosho - Play Like David(CD, Comp) Gerth Medien 946 373 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

Videos

020 Vinnie Colaiuta - Zildjian Day In New York album art Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tommy Campbell, Billy Cobham and Alex Acuna* Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tommy Campbell, Billy Cobham and Alex Acuna* - Zildjian Day In New York(VHS) DCI Music Video 020 US 1987 Sell This Version
HDZ-MV01 Vinnie Colaiuta - Modern Drummer Festival 2000 album art Don Brewer, Vinnie Colaiuta, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez With Marc Quinones, Akira Jimbo, Hilary Jones (2), Paul Leim, Dave Lombardo & Billy Ward Don Brewer, Vinnie Colaiuta, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez With Marc Quinones, Akira Jimbo, Hilary Jones (2), Paul Leim, Dave Lombardo & Billy Ward - Modern Drummer Festival 2000(DVD-V, NTSC) Hudson Music HDZ-MV01 US 2000 Sell This Version