Since breaking through to contemporary urban jazz stardom in the early 2000s, Nick Colionne has been one of the genre’s most dynamic and tireless live performers, headlining hundreds of shows entertaining fans across North America and Europe with his sizzling blend of jazz, R&B, funk, blues and soulful, seductive vocals.
Nick’s latest Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm album The Journey is his greatest triumph yet, making history as the only artist in the history of the format to score five consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay and Smooth Jazz Songs charts from one album. He hit the pole position with The Journey, followed by Say What’s on Your Mind, Morning Call, Uncle Nick” and this week with Buckle Up, featuring Najee.
Nick will be very busy during the 28th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, performing both weekends.
Friday, April 6: Gerald Veasley’s Midnight Jam at The Inn at Reading
Saturday, April 7: Special guest with Pieces of a Dream, 1:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
Saturday, April 7: Gerald Veasley’s Midnight Jam at The inn at Reading.
Thursday, April 12: Berks All-Star Jazz Jam, 8:00 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
Friday, April 13: Gerald Veasley’s Midnight Jam at The Inn at Reading.
Saturday, April 14: Gerald Veasley’s Midnight Jam at The Inn at Reading.
Sunday, April 15: Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Steve Cole & Friends — Nick, Kevin Whalum, Jay Rowe, JJ Sansaverino, David Dyson, Carl Anderson, 10:00 a.m., The Inn at Reading.
Creating his most personal musical statement to date, The Journey finds Nick taking stock of his extraordinary career, the wonderful musicians he’s played with, the people he’s met, worked with and entertained, and the amazing places he’s traveled with his electric guitar.
“I want to thank Les Cutmore and Jeff Lunt from Trippin “N” Rhythm for believing in me,” said Nick Colionne, “and the exceptional artists who helped in bringing this project together: Chris “Big-Dog” Davis, James Lloyd, John Blasucci, Nicholas Cole, and Darren Rahn.
“To my touring band (Garrett Body, Collin Clauson, Evel Knight, Jason Grant) — thank you for being on top of your game all the time. To all of you at radio stations, thank you for playing my music. And finally, to my fans around the world, thank you for your love and support, without you this would not be possible.”