Related Information for Chi ColtraneChi Coltrane (Chi is pronounced “shy”) (born 16 November 1948, Racine, Wisconsin, USA) is best known as an American rock-pop-jazz songwriter, pianist, and singer. Coltrane was one of seven children to a Canadian mother and a German violinist father. She played a number of instruments as a child. Her family moved frequently; her father died when she was ten. She gave her first piano recital at the age of twelve. read more