ABOUT

LUCA"KIELLA" CHIELLINI left his home in the countryside of Italy when he was 26 years old, destination Chicago; he was carrying a suitcase, his keyboard and a big dream to write his story in the music business in the United States. 

Eight years later, after touring worldwide in over 50 countries and 4 continents, recording with his band and with Grammy Award winning artists and even having the honor of performing for former President Barack Obama, the virtuoso piano player and singer keeps telling his story through music. 

Recipient of the 2019 Blues Music Awards, Luca Kiella delivers high-energy performances combining funk, soul and blues with New Orleans grooves. A piano and Hammond Organ virtuso, Luca showcases his intense songwriting, strong vocals and a unique musical and personal heritage.

Luca Kiella launched his solo career in 2019 releasing his debut Ep "Figure It Out". The diverse and upbeat album was well received worldwide by critics, radios and fans, securing him spots in established venues and festivals nationally and internationally.

Kiella used the forced stop from touring during the 2020 pandemic to take the next step in his career. A deep dive into his story, his relationships with music, love and today's society brought to life 12 original tunes. The multifaceted new album "Ready For You" is set to be released in the Fall of 2021.

Alongside his recording and touring work with his band "Luca Kiella", Chiellini writes and produces original music for television, motion picture and advertisement campaigns. Among his most recent placement: Flash Mob Tower (music for the flash mob of the official reopening of the iconic leaning tower of Pisa after the Covid 19 lockdown, event covered by the major media sources worldwide) and the jingle for the annual convention of the NGO Emergency.

In 2018 Kiella founded 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).

He performs regularly at the NAMM Show (the largest music product trade show in the world), showcasing instruments for the prestigious brands he endorsesMogami Cable, Radial Engineering, Gator Cases, Hammond USA, Westone Audio, Lounsberry Pedals.

NOTABLE PAST PERFORMANCES
 
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.
Over the years, Kiella has appeared on major TV and Radio networks:
ABC, WGN TV, FOX 32, "The U", WXRT Radio, Sirius XM.
He performed at the Democratic National Convention 2016 for former President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
 
He performed at some of the most prestigious blues and music festivals in the world:
- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
- Chicago Blues Festival (main stage)
- 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).