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 Beth Carvalho, a popular figure in the samba world and then met the late Thiago de Mello, a talented composer/percussionist who in a previous life had been a soccer coach for a top division soccer club in Brazil.
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Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires, and everywhere in between. 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