Nick Colionne
(03.03.12)

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A proud son of Chicago, Nick Colionne was such a quick study on the guitar, that he was performing professionally by the time he was 15.  To gain access to the clubs at such a young age, he even painted on a fake mustache.

Colionne's earliest gigs were as part of a rock band, but he soon was invited to tour with the likes of Natalie Cole, Al Green, The Staples Singers and Curtis Mayfield.   He emerged on the smooth jazz scene around 2003 and his career has been in high gear ever since.  In 2007, he was named the "International Instrumental Artist of the Year" at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

In his spare time, Colionne actively mentors students in Chicago, especially those interested in pursuing a music career.   

FUN FACTS

  • With his sharply-tailored suits, Colionne is known as "the best dressed man in smooth jazz."

  • -Nick is a huge fan of George Benson.

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