Nick Colionne performing at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival in the Catalina Casino Ballroom (left), and Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach, in Avalon, California (Photos by Pat Benter)

Our hearts are heavy with the recent loss of beloved guitarist, and the best-dressed man in smooth jazz, Nick Colionne.
I've written a tribute to Nick, and gathered photos, quotes and memories from some of his close friends, promoters, artists, musicians ... and a comedian. We all know that Nick was hilarious on and off the stage! Something comedian Alonzo Bodden came to appreciate about this popular Chicago guitarist.
Click here to read the tribute on our blog, where we also encourage you to post messages and your memories of Nick. One of my favorite memories was watching Nick and Craig Collier (our distribution manager) fish off the pier on Catalina Island before his performance at the JazzTrax Festival.
We'll also update the blog with more quotes as we receive them.
We send our sincere condolences to his family, friends and band members.

Rest in Peace, Nick.


Melanie Maxwell,