Berks Jazz Fest 2008: Nick Colionne

Berks08_Colionne.jpgAfter a short intermission it was Nick Colionne's turn who wore a light grey suit with hat, looking as gorgeous as usual, backed by two keyboards, drums and bass (Dave Hilterbrand), displaying his tremendous skills on guitar. He is such a powerful performer and had the crowd soon in the palm of his hand. With a new CD entitled No Limits on Koch Records soon coming up, he delivered a few songs from this album, most notably the song "Melting Into You" that simply was mesmerizing and surely is destined to become a hit, the song evoked some strong and enthusiastic responses from the audience. Additionally he sang "Rainy Night In Georgia", a song that fits perfectly to his deep voice and gave me goose-bumps. His guitar playing was great and I am impressed each time I hear him by his level of artistry, Nick really is a bad dude! His joking remarks in between songs created quite a few laughs in the audience and he didn't mind to directly react to comments from the audience, Nick is just the consummate entertainer. He too did a lengthy stroll in the audience to the delight of his many fans, bringing his trademark guitar playing right to them. This was another outstanding performance by Nick, his concerts are always a memorable experience.