Colaiuta's talents were obvious from an early age. After Attending the Berklee School of Music, he worked with Frank Zappa (1978) and then performed with Joni Mitchell for several years.
Vinnie settled in Los Angeles in 1983 and worked for seven years as a very busy studio musician.
In 1990 he went back on the road with Sting and in 1994 had his first record date as a leader, the self-titled Vinnie Colaiuta on the Stretch label.
Vinie has also worked with
Vinnie apears on the following
Philip Aaberg Upright (1980)
Christina Aguilera My Kind of Christmas (2000)
Air Supply Vanishing Race (1993)
Peter Allen Not the Boy Next Door (1983)
Angelica Angelica (1997)
Jann Arden Greatest Hurts: The Best of Jann... (2001)
Asia Aura (2001)
Rick Astley Free (1991)
Patti Austin Real Me (1988)
Steve Bach Nice Moves (1990)
Claudio Baglioni Io Sono Qui (1999)