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Nick Colionne – Influences

InfluencesWell into his third decade of making the strings sing with his very own sweet Chicago soul, guitarist Nick Colionne digs deep as he takes musical stock of the people and things that helped propel his career and fully establish his place as one of the real cats, a cat that finds connection with his audience in a way that not many can.

Influences is a musical journey of self re-discovery, offering a palate of moods and flavors born of life experiences, challenges and the effect of the people past and present that have helped shape and mold his sound. Music can be the ultimate healer not only for the creator but also those of us who seek the escapism. Nick gets this and you immediately feel him from the opening strains as he provides lift with this feel good collection of new sides. His chops have never been more exacting, his melodies more exhilarating, his hooks more infectious.

Collaborating again with the great James Lloyd on ‘Pieces Of A Dream’ and inviting Maysa on the journey gives ‘Influences’ just the right amount of spice and pop, but in the end it is all about Nick as he bears his soul though this collection of musical chapters in this his latest book, one written with his strings and sings of the places he s been and the places he still has to go.

The lead single Got To Keep It Moving is certain to fire up his legions of fans and find its rightful place atop the radio charts. Never one to take what he has for granted, Colionne knows he has been blessed with a great gift and he will continue to share it as he connects with his fans through live performance in 2014 and share Influences in a way that only he can.

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Nick Colionne – Feel The Heat

Chicago is a fountain for smooth jazz artists with big talent. Among those talents one can find a bird of paradise. Renowned jazz guitarist Nick Colionne is the best-dressed musician always clad in colorful suits. But these garments aren’t satisfying no other purpose than the enjoyment of doing it, they are Nick’s trademark signaling his musical stardom. His first albums It’s My Turn, Arrival and The Seduction were released on the Lake Shore Jazz label followed by Just Come On In (2003), Keepin’ It Cool (2006), and No Limits (2008). His new album Feel The Heat (2011) will be released on Trippin & Rhythm next month.

After the first tones you know, this is a Nick Colionne quality. Some Funky are his first steps into the new album. The Steve Miller influenced tune is the right place for Nick’s brilliant guitar performance.

The Windy Dance is Nick’s new radio single. A tribute to his hometown. Funky, crispy and a great hit for the hot summer. John Blasucci supports Nick’s guitar play with distinguished keyboard lines.

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Nick Colionne – Feel The Heat

One of the busiest and most in demand performers in contemporary jazz re-emerges. You ll feel the temperature rising with the release of red hot guitarist/vocalist Nick Colionne’s latest offering and first for Trippin N Rhythm Records entitled Feel The Heat one that contains all of the elements that have come to make Nick s stage performances so dynamic and in demand funky R&B infused jazz, blues, smooth vocals and his sense of humor.

Feel his trademark funk/groove guitar stylings on the tracks Some Funky and The Windy Dance the kind of movin tunes that get Nick s audiences on their feet and groovin to the beat. Nick backs off the throttle a bit showing his soulful, sultry side with the ballads Let’s Spend Some Time and Midnight And You highlighted by Nick s signature smooth baritone vocals and adds a heaping helping of the blues as only he can do on Can t Let Go.

No One Size Fits All here as Heat reflects the multiplicity of different styles and flavors that have come to define this feel good artist with a natural flair and charisma that has endeared him to multitudes worldwide.

Source:  Trippin N Rhythm Records