Longtime Epiphone friend Nick Colionne just let us know that he will be performing with David Sanborn on Saturday, February 12th at the prestigious Ford Center For The Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois! Looking for a special Valentines treat this year? Why not jet over to the "Windy City" and check out these two world class jazz performers on the same stage! Sponsored by Chicago's WNUA 95.5 Smooth Jazz, you can order tickets on-line through Ticketmaster.

What others are saying about Nick...

Smoothjazz.com - This top-notch new release with its smash hit radio single "High Flyin’" … is easily Nick's most successful album to date. If you aren’t already a Nick Colionne fan, JUST COME ON IN will most definitely convert you. No question about it, this man can tear it up on the guitar. Scott O'Brien, reviewer

WJZW, Washington, DC - "Nick Colionne brings a fresh, open style to the airwaves with "High Flyin'. It's infectious and soulful. You'll even love the notes he doesn't play." Carl Anderson, Program Director, WJZW Washington, D.C.

BET.com - Jazz guitarist Nick Colionne had taken his Wes Montgomery inspired sound to the world scene with his new CD, Just Come On In. (Colionne) is an emerging jazz giant. BET Staff review

JazzUSA.com - With the coming of his new CD on Three Keys Nick Colionne is ready to take it national... if not international. He layers his unique style atop some strong back up and gives the listener a new view. He's got that flair that sets him apart from those that are merely talented. Ray Redmond, reviewer

JazzReview.com - Many guitarists use Wes Montgomery as their influence. Nick Colionne is one that has brought Montgomery's sound to a new level. Colionne lets his guitar do the talking in both high spirits and intimate reflections. You can tell when a performer is really doing what he wants to do by the way he puts his heart into it. Colionne has that heart. Just Come On In is the CD that is going to bring Colionne out of the pack and break out big. Watch out Norman Brown. Norm Breest, reviewer

EchoSmoothJazz.com - It's been a pleasure to feature an artist of Nick's caliber as our Artist Of The Month and great to see him make it to number one on our chart several weeks in a row. His Wes Montgomery inspired sound has put the industry on notice that he is a force to be reckoned with. David Williams, Publisher

ContemporaryJazz.com - If you want to hear some flying fingers then check out this Chicago based guitar player. The CD is very groove oriented and slickly produced. … An easy going flow and guitar notes with something to say…and a touch of funk. A different approach and that will make you say that there is some creativity here. Jeff Charney, reviewer

SmoothNotesAndNews.com - Every few years there seems to be another quality guitarist entering the jazz horizon, Norman Brown, Jonathan Butler, Eric Essex, Peter White just to name a few. In 2003, you can add the name of Nick Colionne to that list. (His) guitar work is extraordinary. Clear and crisp. …let me tell you, if you see Nick Colionne’s "Just Come On In", you had better add this to your collection. You are sure to have picked a winner. Gwenn Harris, publisher

SmoothVibes.com - "Worth checking out in 2003" A guitarist in the Wes/George/Lee lineage, Colionne packs a punch and is ridin’ high with his hit, "High Flyin’. Colionne has the formula down. Brian Soergel, reviewer

Jazz Lynx/Café Jazz, Canada  - Best of 2003 list

Smooth and Soul (Smooth-jazz.de, Germany) - Nick Colionne is getting better and better. Without any doubt Nick masters his instrument perfectly. Nick's new album is a rich collection of guitar music. He has definitely reached a new level of impressive professionalism. Hans-Bernd Hulsmann, publisher

RhythmFlow.net - "Just Come On In" is smooth jazz at its best.

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