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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

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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Upcoming Shows

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmBroadway Music School 1940 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 (303) 777-0833

    El Yesfi Samir presents his originals with Sandra Wong, Dexter Payne, Brett Bowen. Andalusian, Arabic, Algerian, Gnawa and Flamenco rhumba music from Morocco in an intimate concert. Details coming soon. Discounted tickets in advance at http://www.broadwaymusicschool.com/

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2015
    12-1pmBoulder Public Library

    Let the day (week, month!) go its own way and take time for you. A very special group of musicians tune into the moment and everyone feels the resonance. Or eats their lunch and rests their bones... (2nd Wed of every month)

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmCaffe Solé 637 S Broadway St (at Table Mesa Ave), Boulder, CO 80305,

    DPQ featuring Bill Kopper, Dave WIlley, Victor Mestas, Raoul Rossiter started as a quartet 10 years ago, now with a 4 star reviewed CD in DownBeat Magazine. It's pretty much a miracle this band is still playing here once a month - testament to your support and enthusiasm! (Always the 2nd Thursday of the month)

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2015
    Thu
    23
    Apr
    2015
    eveningsMissoula MT

    Four nights of jazz by a talented and diverse collection of local and used-to-be local MT musicians. More details as the date approaches.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2015
    8:00 pmDairy Center for the Arts, Boulder CO

    Incredibly talented acting troop improvises enactments of audience true stories. Dexter improvises the sound track for this event only a few times each year!

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    10am-noonTagawa Gardens, 7711 South Parker Road, Centennial CO

    Nokuthula is a band rooted in the marimba and mbira traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, led by Andre Mallinger.

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2015
    7:30 pmHampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, Englewood CO
  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2015
    1pm & 7pmDairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

    Dexter Payne Quintet in panel and performance.

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