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.
Thu08Oct20157-10pmCaffe Solé, 637R S. Broadway, Boulder, CO
DPQ is in full force this month. Catch this amazing convocation of creative energy focused on Brazilian instrumental sounds. Dave Willey, Bill Kopper, Victor Mestas, Raoul Rossiter and DP ave been hitting it together, some of them for 10 years. Come early (good seats are at a premium) and enjoy Caffe Solé with it's unique offering of food and fine wine/beer/coffee. Don't forget your dancing shoes!
Mon12Oct20157-11pmNocturne Jazz Club, 1330 27th Street Denver, CO 80205, 970.331.1551
First appearance in Denver outside of Dazzle and City Park Jazz, this is Denver's opportunity to hear great instrumental Brazilian jazz! Way beyond bossa nova, this group has mined the roots of modern Brazilian sound. Currently called "choro jazz" in Brazil, the music emerged simultaneous with New Orleans jazz, flourished and is now heard as samba & bossa. The Quintet, like their Brazilian counterparts, invokes just enough compelling "forró" and the listening/dance party is started.
Dexter Payne with Dave Willey, Bill Kopper, Victor Mestas, Raoul Rossiter - their CD "Pra Você" got 4 stars in Downbeat and is featured on KUVO.
Who are these guys?
Dexter Payne was voted a finalist in DownBeat Readers Poll twice. He and Bill Kopper recorded with Rene Marie. Bill has recorded with many jazz greats of Denver, including Brad Goode, and he, Raoul Rossiter and Victor Mestas were just at Nocturne and Dazzle with Ginga. Dave Willey played for a long stand at Dazzle with Julie Monley and he is the primary composer for Hamster Theatre (yes, Raoul is Hamster's drummer). Victor moved here from Caracas (where he recorded on a Latin Grammy CD) 3 years back and has taken CO by storm.
If you have not heard this group, make this Monday date! And if you have... see you there!
Thu12Nov201512-1pmBoulder Library 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO
One hour of contemplative music, every month, whether you need it or not. Fresh improvisation, reflecting the pulse of the moment by Jesse Manno, James Hoskins, Tom Weiser, Michael Stanwood, Jenna Woods, Brett Bowen, Victor Mestas, Dexter Payne. Bring your self, and breathe.