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Clarinetist Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. Highly ranked in Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll (2004 & ’06) and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, Payne is equally at home playing Brazilian choro jazz (modern instrumental spectrum of musica brasileira – choro, samba & nordestina) as he is playing jazz and blues. And yes, you may also find him on the business end of an alto or bari sax, or even blues harp!

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.

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Upcoming Shows

  • Tue
    02
    Aug
    2016
    10:00 amWestminster

    Check for details - this band loves kids, and they love Nokathula!

  • Wed
    03
    Aug
    2016
    6pm potluck 7-9 danceHistoric Salina Schoolhouse, Salina, CO

    Friendly gathering in a lovely setting. Spend a hot August evening in the cool mountain air, 20 min from Boulder. Great band, mostly from Sherefe with a stellar potluck and Biz Hertzberg leading the dance.

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    12:00 pm1475 S. Broadway, Denver

    Stanley Milton is a unique bluesman, songwriter and guitarist. Dexter Payne joins his band for a special set.

  • 7-10pmLowrey Beer Garden, 7577 E Academy Blvd Denver, CO 80230

    Alter ego of Samir el Yesfi (Marrakech Express), the Tito Malaga Band is a rhumba flamenco romp with Tito and an expanding band of gypsies.

  • Wed
    10
    Aug
    2016
    12-1pmBoulder Library, 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO

    Take an hour out of your day, once a month to relax into the contemplative soundscape improvised by this tasty group.

  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016
    All day!Multiple sites

    See Colorado Brazil Fest for details. 4 great shows, including a return of Colorado favorites Choro Das Tres, Ronaldo Andrade and direct from Rio de Janeiro, Moises Marques and local favorite, Ginga. Not to be missed...buy tickets now. Plus daytime workshops!

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