John Colianni

We were saddened to hear about John Colaianni’s passing last week.

Quite the accomplished jazz pianist, John has been a featured performer on a number of events for and sponsored by The Jazz Society. 

Services will be held on Dec. 3, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Wimberg Funeral Home – Galloway. Click here to read the full obituary.

Contributions and donations in John’s memory to the South Jersey Jazz Society may be considered in lieu of flowers.


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