Nick Colionne, Chicago-based jazz guitarist and long time Epiphone endorsee, has signed a multi-album recording contract with Three Keys Music out of Washington, D.C. His first CD for the label, "Just Come On In", will be released later this spring and the first single "High Flyin'" will be at radio soon. In support of the CD, Colionne hits the road this summer starting with a performance at America's Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C. on June 1st and finishing at the Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival in West Bend, WI on September 6th.
Colionne has been lauded as "a master of contemporary jazz guitar" by JazzReview.com. All About Jazz says " Colionne is a descendant of guitar master Wes Montgomery, with more than a dash of soul added. " Before signing with Three Keys Music, Colionne released three previous CDs to international airplay and critical acclaim - "It's My Turn", "Arrival" and "The Seduction", and was the Malcolm X College alumnus of the year in 1996 for his contributions to music and K-8 music education.
Three Keys Music, a division of Marimelj Enertainment LLC, is headed up by keyboardist Marcus Johnson who was honored in 2001 as the U.S. Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur of the Year. A major investor in Three Keys Music is Robert Johnson, America's first African-American billionaire (BET/Viacom) and the first black NBA franchise owner. Three Keys Music has a dynamic roster of jazz and pop/R&B artists and is one of entertainment’s most prestigious new companies.
Congratulation Nick from your Epiphone family!