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Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. 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 samba icon Beth Carvalho, and where met the late Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, composer/percussionist who in a previous life had coached soccer legend, Garincha, and a championship Botagogo team.

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Upcoming Shows

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2015
    evening, tba Villa Grove, CO

    Eli Dokson is a hidden gem, a writer and singer of songs that stick with you. Humorous, whimsical, poignant and sincere - sometimes all at once. Come to Crestone and find out what it's all about.

  • 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!

  • Thu
    07
    May
    2015
    6:00 pmeTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

    Information, see www.tanksounds.org

    PLEASE JOIN US for cocktails and dinner on May 7, 2015 at 6pm at the beautiful eTown Hall in Boulder. This will be the first time musicians playing live will accompany their own music previously recorded in The TANK. You will feel as though you are inside The TANK listening and seeing Sonic Artist Bruce Odland who found The TANK in 1976, Grammy winner Tom Wasinger, and Dexter Payne.

    The Tank was saved from destruction as a sonic space by a successful kickstarter campaign. Now officially a not for profit organization, Friends of the Tank is taking the next step - installing a state of the art recording facility. This is your chance to be part of an historic development!

     

  • 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.

  • Wed
    13
    May
    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
    14
    May
    2015
    7:00 pmCaffe Solé 637 S Broadway St (at Table Mesa Ave), Boulder, CO 80305,

    Caffe Solé hosts 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)

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2015
    7:30 pmHampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, Englewood CO
  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2015
    tbaBank outdoors details forthcoming
  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2015
    1pm & 7pmDairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

    Dexter Payne Quintet in panel and performance.

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