Thursday, February 12, 2009

Colionne Interviewed In Jet Magazine

Joins chorus of celebrities on Obama's agenda
An interview with guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne appears in the Feb. 9, 2009, issue of JET Magazine regarding the agenda of President Barack Obama.
Colionne was the only jazz instrumentalist included in the stellar group composed of Aretha Franklin, minister Louis Farrakkan, Dorothy Height (chairwoman emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women), the Revs. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Al Sharpton, Russell Simmons, Dick Gregory, soul singer Frankie Beverly, John Legend, Eddie Levert, Akon, Nelly, Shaun Robinson of "Access Hollwood," gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Patti Austin, Nnenna Freelon and singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett.

JET Magazine, a Johnson Publication, has a weekly circulation of 950,000.
Colionne was named International Instrumental Artist of the Year in 2007 by the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards and is nominated in this category again in 2009. He joined the ranks of today's premier jazz artists with his Top Ten 2003 Album "Just Come On In" that included the mega-hits "High Flyin" and "It's Been Too Long." His 2006 release "Keepin' It Cool" propelled him to the top of the charts once again with the top 10 singles "Always Thinking of You" (which stayed on the R&R charts for an incredible 45 weeks), "Keepin' It Cool" and "If You Ask Me."

By Carol Archer

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