JAZZ ALL STARSFeaturing: Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson, Steve Cole
November 10 8:00 pm
Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining Jazz, R&B, Blues and Funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer Brian Simpson is a master of all he purveys. His eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor and keen sense of how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him the go-to man for many including Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz. A chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time”. Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was broduced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for Best New artist shortly before his sophomore set, “Between Us,” was released in 2000. His catchy singles made him an instant radio favorite.