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" He’s got the beat, feel and vibe"

JAZZ WEEKLY (USA)

" Great lyrics with a strong voice and fine playing makes you realize

this is a very talented singer-songwriter.”

BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE (UK)

" Finding a home in the background of the Alligator stable, he delivers a rollicking good time in high octane fashion. With a dash of Jon Cleary in his quiver, he knows how to let the good times roll."

MIDWEST RECORDS (USA)

High energy performances with blues that’s infused with soul, funk and a bit of that New Orleans groove! Add strong vocals, intense songwriting, and a unique musical and personal heritage: this is Luca Kiella’s show. “He delivers a rollicking good time in high octane fashion. With a dash of Jon Cleary in his quiver, he knows how to let the good times roll." (Midwest Records)
His EP “Figure It Out” was released in April 2019, putting Kiella on the map of the American Blues scene as a solo artist, showcasing his songwriting and vocal skills, together with his abilities as a Piano and Hammond Organ virtuoso. The diverse and upbeat album was well received worldwide by critics, radios and blues experts.
Making a name for himself as one of the premier keyboard players in the circuit, Kiella tours internationally with major contemporary Blues, Roots and Funk acts such as Welch-Ledbetter Connection, Toronzo Cannon, Jamiah Rogers, Popa Chubby, Honey Island Swamp Band, Grammy award-winning artists Billy Flynn and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, and many more. While a member of the Welch Ledbetter Connection, Kiella received the 2019 Blues Music Award for “Band of The Year”.
When Kiella is not touring or overseas, you can find him playing amongst some of the greatest blues clubs Chicago has to offer such as Buddy Guys Legends, Rosa’s Lounge, Kingston Mines and House of Blues. Not only does he tour with his full band, but with his left-hand playing bass, he’s able to tour with his trio. A student of the tradition of the Jazz and Blues Hammond Organ, he leads the organ trio into a new direction, grooving funk, soul and New Orleans music! 

Born and raised in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany Italy, Luca Kiella found his love for the blues, funk and soul music. Moving to the United States to pursue his passion, his ambition lead him to Chicago, the city he now calls home. He performs regularly at NAMM Show (the largest music product trade show in the world), showcasing instruments for the prestigious brands he endorses (Lounsberry Pedals, Mogami Cable, Radial Engineering, Gator Cases, Hammond USA, Westone Audio).

Over the years, Kiella has appeared on major TV and Radio networks:
ABC, WGN TV, FOX 32, "The U", WXRT Radio, Sirius XM.
He also performed at some of the most prestigious blues and music festivals in the world:
- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
- Chicago Blues Festival
- Big Blues Bender
- Legendary R&B Cruise
- Joe Bonamassa KTBA Cruise
- European Blues Cruise
- Montana Folk Festival
- Curacao Blues Festival (Nederland Antilles)
- Tampa Bay Blues Festival
- Philadelphia Folk Festival
- White Mountains Blues and Boogie Festival
- Festival International du Blues de Mont Tremblant (CAN)
- Windsor Blues Fest (CAN)
- Calgary International Blues Festival (CAN)
- Jazz a Vienne and Cahors Blues (FR)
- Cazorla and Bejar Blues Festivals (SP)
- Jimiway Festival (PL)
- Heineken Jammin’ Festival, Pistoia Blues Festival (IT).
Between all these remarkable moments in time, Kiella founded in 2018 the Chicago Blues Piano Contest, the first talent contest honoring and preserving the tradition of the prestigious piano style from Chicago. Amid the judges were Erwin Helfer, Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy) and Sumito Ariyo Ariyoshi (Billy Branch and SOB).
Luca Kiella had the pleasure of performing with Buddy Guy, Sinead O'Connor, Toronzo Cannon, Popa Chubby, The Welch-Ledbetter Connection, Curtis Salgado, Vanessa Collier, Honey Island Swamp Band, Matt Schofield, Victor Wainwright, Lurrie Bell, The Kinsey Report, Deitra Farr, Lil' Ed, Matthew Skoller, Carl Weathersby, Joanna Connor, Debbie Davis, Norah Jean Bruso, Wayne Baker Brooks, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, Jamiah Rogers, among others.
Kiella had the honor of sharing the stage with BB King, Booker T and the MG’s, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Doyle Bramhall II, Bobby Rush, Blues Traveler, Bob Weir, Shemekia Copeland, Robert Randolph, Butch Trucks, John Hammond, Betty Wright, Latimore, C.J. Chenier, Terrence Simien, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Foghat, The Sheepdogs, Samantha Fish, Millie Jackson, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rick Estrin, Vasco Rossi, Elio e le Storie Tese, among others.
 Luca Kiella, who fell in love with the Blues, Soul and that New Orleans Funk, from Tuscany Italy to Chicago, looks forward to seeing where that passion and determination may lead him next!

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