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NEW DEXTER PAYNE QUINTET ALBUM JAZZ FOR ALL AVAILABLE NOW! Here!!!
Streaming (click on the player) from Bandcamp, with a stunning offering from vocalist Elena Camerin Young. More to say about all this, later. For now, let the music speak…

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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.

Four recordings with Thiago de Mello later, came Pra Você, this time with his own group of amazing players, which garnered a 4 star review in DownBeat Magazine.

Scroll back up for Dexter’s latest:   “Jazz For All”   by the same group, plus a taste of vocal magic by Elena Camerin Young. Made possible, in part, by a grant from Pathways to Jazz.

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Upcoming Shows

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018
    6p potluck, 7p musicSalina Schoolhouse, 536 Gold Run Road, Boulder CO

    Glendi is back! A really warm gathering in an historic place. Share community and food, and learn dances from a really old country. The band is basically, Sherefé. This month with the influx of Beth Quist!!!

  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018
    tbaSingapore

    Several years ago a wonderful musical soul and violinist resided in Colorado. Kailin is now in his native Singapore, and Dexter will join him there for dates to be announced.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    8:00 pmSwallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale Ave, Denver, Colorado 80210

    Balkan choir Planina shares exquisite traditional music from Eastern Europe. Marrakech Express is the exciting vehicle for the original compositions of El Yesfi Samir, with Sandra Wong, Dexter Payne and Brett Bowen. See Swallow Hill for tickets.

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