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.
Thu01Jun20177-9pmAbove City O' City at The Deer Pile 206 East 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80203
Playback Theatre West is an amazing collective of creative and insightful actors. Actor does not properly describe the depth these people bring - comedian, channel, psychologist and everything in between. They have the nerve to ask for your story, and then play it back to you, in a super high quality version of the international playback tradition. A couple times each year, Dexter Payne rotates into the musician chair, improvising soundtracks to your moving stories. Buy tickets
Sat03Jun20175:00 pmLongmont Theatre 513 MAIN STREET Longmont CO
DPQ has been out of sight for a bit. Most recently hard at work making a new album at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, thanks in part to a grant from Pathways to Jazz (Boulder County Arts Alliance). The CD won't be mixed and pressed for a few months, so this is your chance to see them play live. The historic Longmont Theater, home of Longmont Theatre Co., is a "new" venue in downtown Longmont! Don't miss the opportunity to hear Dexter, Bill Kopper, Victor Mestas, Dave Willey and Raoul Rossiter playing their favorite Brazilian music! Featuring tunes from Moacir Santos, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Alessandro Penezzi, Antonio Mello, among others. Tickets
Wed14Jun201712-1pmBoulder Library, Canyon & 9th
Midday break for quiet improvised music. You deserve it.
Fri16Jun20177-10pmCaffe Solé S. Broadway, Boulder
Dance, dine, wine. It's Greek and Turkish time. Arabic and Balkan, too.