Guitarist Nick Colionne dies on New Year’s Day

Nick Colionne with sky backgroundThe Smooth Jazz community is mourning the unexpected loss of guitarist Nick Colionne, who died in the early hours of 2022. Colionne was beloved on and off stage as an educator, philanthropist and friend, as well as chart-topping, soulful guitarist.

Nick’s music was a mainstay on Jazz Hall Radio and Smooth Jazz stations worldwide, giving him eight chart-topping hits on Billboard.

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