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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

  • Wed
    02
    Sep
    2015
    6-9pmHistoric Schoolhouse, Salina, CO

    Monthly Greek Glendi and potluck, with Greek music for dancing. Bring a dish (potluck at 6) and dance at 7!

  • Thu
    03
    Sep
    2015
    6:30pm-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!

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015
    7-10pmCaffe 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.

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    12-1pmBoulder Library 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO

    A chance to stop....and do nothing.Check it out on facebook.

  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015
    7-10pmCaffe 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!

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2015
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    noon-?St Peter & Paul, Jay Road, Boulder, CO

    Music by Sherefe, dance food!

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