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. It was there he recorded his first instrumental album as lead solo voice, with Thiago and composer guitarist, Antonio Mello.
Thu06Apr20177:00 pmBroomfield Auditorium 3 Community Park Road Broomfield, CO 80020
Norma Johnson is a healer, poet and performer who brings inspired awareness to insights on race and human rights. Norma’s poems are used by educators across the country to arouse consciousness about how race, privilege and class affect our daily lives. Norma’s powerful and poignant collection of “Poems for My White Friends” stirs hearts and minds and opens space for inquiry, reflection and dialogue about the inevitable role race plays in our society and in our lives every day. Clarinetist Dexter Payne is overjoyed to co-create art in service of human growth and awareness.
Sat08Apr20177-10pmCaffe Solé (637 S. Broadway St. Boulder, CO. 80305)
Sherefe shows up in Boulder in full force. Dont miss the chance! Dine, dance and lose yourself in the rich culture of Greek, Turkish, Middle East and Balkan music this talented and dedicated group presents. Feeding your heart and soul is important, and Sherefe is made to order. RSVP
Wed12Apr201712-1pmBoulder Library Canyon & 9th
Your chance to relax and nurture self in a loving musical environment. Improvised monthly by an intrepid group which includes Jesse Manno, James Hoskins, Victor Mestas, Brett Bowen, Michael Stanwood, Jenna Woods, Dexter Payne and sometimes Tom Weiser. This group has been improvising contemplative music together for several years and they deftly ease fellow travelers out of mind-jarring daily life into a healing landscape of musical imagination.