Beginning in the mid 90s when he went on a 2 1/2 yr walk-about, playing with bands and artists from Tijuana to Buenos Aires. During this time Dexter visited Brazil for 10 months, where he recorded with samba icon Beth Carvalho, and where met the late Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, composer/percussionist who in early life had coached soccer legend Garincha, with a championship Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro team.
Thu03Sep20156:30pm-9:30pmSt Julien Hotel, 9th & Walnut, Boulder, CO
Brazilian music with a view! With a 4 star DownBeat review to testify, this group is worth your effort to see and hear, Dexter Payne with Bill Kopper, Dave Willey, Victor Mestas and Raoul Rossiter (just back from 2 weeks at Brazil Camp!) Celebrate the return to St Julien!
Sat05Sep20157-10pmCaffe Solé, 637R S. Broadway, Boulder, CO
Marrakech Express is back! Morrocan composer, guitarist and oud player, El Yesfi Samir, with Dexter Payne, Sandra Wong and Brett Bowen will take you on a Laborday weekend vacation to Morroco. The quartet features original compositions as well as traditional Andalusian, Berber, Arabic and Algerian music, with a little gypsy rhumba to top it off.
Thu10Sep20157-10pmCaffe Solé, 637R S. Broadway, Boulder, CO
Missed the last session at Caffe Solé? Paula has gone, but the Brazilian groove is there. Enjoy the intimacy of a small venue but with world-class music. People who travel know how rare this is (and people who travel to Brazil know how great this group is!) Dexter Payne, Bill Kopper, Dave Willey, Victor Mestas and Raoul Rossiter will be your guides for this tour of Brazil. Get a good seat...and give it up to dance!
Fri11Sep2015Sun13Sep2015noon-?St Peter & Paul, Jay Road, Boulder, CO
Music by Sherefe, dance food!