Red-hot guitarist and vocalist Nick
Colionne continues his blazing success into 2011. BET Jazz has described
him as one of the most exceptional performers to come along in a long
time. His upcoming CD FEEL THE HEAT marks his debut on the prestigious
Trippin n Rhythm label, and takes his unique combination of jazz, funk,
R&B, blues and soul to new heights. Long known for his dynamic,
musically eclectic “live” performances, FEEL THE HEAT demonstrates his
dynamic command of the guitar, rich baritone vocals and varied music
styles, all of which make this latest CD a reflection of why he is a
true force when performing in concert. His long string of Top 10 hits
from his six previous CDs is a testament to his musical talent…FEEL THE
HEAT is destined to add to that list.
is frequently referred to as "the best dressed man in jazz", and he
enjoys an on-going endorsement from the men's designer line Stacy Adams
as well as longtime endorsements with Epiphone Guitars, Gibson Strings
and Accessories and AKG Electronics.
Colionne has toured all over the world
but his passion is mentoring children - he is in his 16th year of same
at the St. Laurence K-8 School in suburban Elgin, IL. He has also
developed a special music curriculum for the Florence B. Price
Elementary School for the Performing Arts in Chicago. Nick’s charity
work is on-going and generally quiet, but in 2009 he joined forces with
Epiphone Guitars, Wine and Jazz Magazine and Tobin James Winery in a
national campaign to benefit breast cancer research, and in 2010 he
invited his sponsor Stacy Adams to participate in Suited Up For Success,
a program with the Urban League of the Carolinas to benefit men
re-entering the workforce. Stacy Adams has endowed “his” school, St.
Laurence, with a music scholarship in his name to help needy students.
He is the recipient of the Malcolm X College alumnus of the year award
for his contributions to music and the community.