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Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. Highly ranked as a clarinetist in Downbeat Magazine’s Readers Poll (2004 & ’06) and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, Payne is equally at home playing chorinho, baião and samba found in Brazil as he is playing jazz and blues

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.

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Upcoming Shows

  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2015
    5:30 pmRiverwalk, Edwards, CO

    Lionel Young brings the blues to Edwards Riverwalk with Eric Moon, Dexter Payne, Kevin Smith, Curtis Hawkins.

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015
  • Sun
    05
    Jul
    2015
    10:30 amDivine Science 1400 WIlliams, Denver, CO

    Sunday service at the former Divine Science Church, a great acoustic space.

  • Wed
    08
    Jul
    2015
    12-1pmBoulder Library 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO

    One hour of contemplative music. Stop the wheel for a moment and enjoy peace with great improvising musicians: Jesse Manno, James Hoskins, Tom Weiser, Michael Stanwood, Brett Bowen, Jenna Woods, Victor Mestas, Dexter Payne.

  • Thu
    09
    Jul
    2015
    7-10pmCaffe Solé 637 S Broadway St (at Table Mesa Ave), Boulder, CO 80305,

    Music doesn't get much better than this. Brazilian roots of samba and bossa nova - with a great line-up. Dave Willey, Victor Mestas, Dexter Payne, Raoul Rossiter and special guest Gonzalo Teppa.

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2015
    12-3:00pmJazz Tent, Vail Farmers’ Market, Meadow Drive, Vail, CO

    Brazilian choro jazz with Dexter Payne, Dave Willey, Victor Mestas, Gonzalo Teppa, Raoul Rossiter.

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2015
    7:30 pmSweet Basil, 193 E Gore Cr Dr, Vail, CO

    Dexter Payne joins Vail jazz great, Tony Gulizia for a night of jazz improvisation.

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