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Nick Colionne

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Like many aspiring musicians, guitarist/vocalist Nick Colionne was born into the business. At the behest of his stepfather, he picked up the guitar at the age of nine. A professional touring artist by the age of 15, Colionne spent much of his time on the road with older musicians, often penciling in a fake mustache to fit in. However, his mother, Juanita, wasn't about to let her son get off without an education, so Nick graduated from high school, went to college, and became a teacher and mentor of elementary-school students in Elgin, IL. when he wasn't touring. He has been honored for his work with young people, and his labrpos for men re-entering the workforce and for breast cancer research. He released just four albums between 1994 and 2003, including the smooth jazz and funk collection Just Come On In. Colionne signed to Narada for 2006's Keepin' It Cool, and was International Instrumental Artist of the Year Award at the Wave Jazz Awards in 2007 (following Chris Botti from the year before). He moved over to Koch for 2008's well-recieved No Limits. Touring when he wasn't teaching and mentoring, he established a European audience. He was as nominated as Guitarist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year by the American Smooth Jazz Awards in 2010. That same year, he won the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award for his continuing efforts in mentoring children and championing breast cancer causes. He also signed to Trippin' 'N' Rhythm in 2010, one of the few labels not retreating from smooth and contemporary jazz during the period; they were instead doubling down. Colionne joined a roster that boasted Paul Hardcastle, Cindy Bradley, U-Nam, and many others. His debut for the label was 2011's Feel The Heat; it topped the charts at smooth jazz radio. Influences followed in 2014. Its first single "Got To Keep Moving," hit the top of airplay charts and made its way into dance clubs as well. Guests on the album included Maysa and James Lloyd. His third album for the label was The Journey, issued on April 1, 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Stations Featuring
Nick Colionne

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    13 songs

Albums by
Nick Colionne

Top Songs by
Nick Colionne

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Uncle Nick
  3.   When You Love Somebody
  4.   The Connection
  5.   Keepin It Cool
  6.   Morning Call
  7.   Slammin'
  8.   It's Been Too Long
  9.   Always Thinkin' of You
  10.   No Limits
  11.   The Journey
  12.   If You Ask Me
  13.   High Flyin'
  14.   Say What's on Your Mind
  15.   The Windy Dance
  16.   Got To Keep It Moving
  17.   Until Tonight
  18.   On the Move
  19.   Buckle Up
  20.   Born Again
  21.   Ports of Call
  22.   Is It a Dream?
  23.   Sting Like A King B
  24.   The Big Windy Cat
  25.   You Were There for Me
  26.   Take a Walk with Me
  27.   Nicos Ride
  28.   Because You Love Me
  29.   We Three Kings
  30.   Joint Is Poppin'
  31.   Whatcha Gonna Do
  32.   Can't Let Go
  33.   Anyway
  34.   Melting into You
  35.   Liquid
  36.   2 B D
  37.   Wes Before Dawn
  38.   Just Another Slow Jam
  39.   Whatta 'Bout You
  40.   East Evergreen Revisted
  41.   A Moment with You
  42.   This Is the Song
  43.   From Me to You
  44.   Po' House
  45.   Closer
  46.   Downtown
  47.   Can You Feel It
  48.   Did You Know
  49.   Hurry Up This Way Again
  50.   C-Ray
  51.   There it Is
  52.   Let's Spend Some Time
  53.   Until Midnight
  54.   The Scuffle
  55.   Godfather J
  56.   My Favorite Things
  57.   John L
  58.   Just Come on In
  59.   On the Edge
  60.   Here's To You
  61.   Some Funky
  62.   Headin' Wes Before Dawn
  63.   Rainy Night in Georgia
  64.   Catch Me
  65.   Steppin' Back
  66.   Midnight and You
  67.   Wessin'
  68.   From the Wes Side
  69.   Born Again by Maysa
  70.   It's Gonna Be Alright
  71.   Drumbalaya
  72.   Hard Line

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