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.
Blues in the woods.
Sun05Jul201510:30 amDivine Science 1400 WIlliams, Denver, CO
Sunday service at the former Divine Science Church, a great acoustic space.
Wed08Jul201512-1pmBoulder Library 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO
One hour of contemplative music. Stop the wheel for a moment and enjoy peace with great improvising musicians: Jesse Manno, James Hoskins, Tom Weiser, Michael Stanwood, Brett Bowen, Jenna Woods, Victor Mestas, Dexter Payne.
Thu09Jul20157-10pmCaffe Solé 637 S Broadway St (at Table Mesa Ave), Boulder, CO 80305,
Music doesn't get much better than this. Brazilian roots of samba and bossa nova - with a great line-up. Dave Willey, Victor Mestas, Dexter Payne, Raoul Rossiter and special guest Gonzalo Teppa.
Sun19Jul201512-3:00pmJazz Tent, Vail Farmers’ Market, Meadow Drive, Vail, CO
Brazilian choro jazz with Dexter Payne, Dave Willey, Victor Mestas, Gonzalo Teppa, Raoul Rossiter.
Sun19Jul20157:30 pmSweet Basil, 193 E Gore Cr Dr, Vail, CO
Dexter Payne joins Vail jazz great, Tony Gulizia for a night of jazz improvisation.