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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 early life had coached soccer legend Garincha, with a championship Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro team.

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Upcoming Shows

  • Tue
    04
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmDazzle Jazz 930 Lincoln St, Denver, CO

    Warm up for Colorado Brazil Fest in Denver. Kick off your Brazil week at Denver's best listening room. Tickets

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2015
    8:00 pmShine Restaurant, 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO

    Ginga & Dexter Payne joined by Ronaldo Andrade provide the motor for a great night of dancing.

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015
    8:00 pmBoulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO

    Casuarina, pre-eminant samba group from Rio de Janeiro, appears in the 4th annual Colorado Brazil Fest. Plus two other powerful Brazilian artists, Paula Santoro & Ronaldo Andrade, as well as Ginga and Boulder Samba School. Tickets at Boulder Theater (or buy discounted tickets from Boulder Samba School members)

  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2015
    1-5pmBoulder Beer, Wilderness Loop, Boulder, CO

    The grand finale of the 4th Colorado Brazil Fest - finish the week off Brazil style - outdoors with good food and great music.

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015
    12-1pmBoulder Library 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO

    One hour of improvised contemplative music with Jesse Manno, James Hoskins, Dexter Payne, Michael Stanwood, Tom Weiser, Jenna Woods, Brett Bowen, Victor Mestas. Second Wed of every month.

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2015
    7-10pmCaffe Solé, 637R S. Broadway, Boulder, CO

    Dexter Payne, with Dave Willey -accordion, Bill Kopper - guitar, Victor Mestas -piano, Raoul Rossiter -drums/percussion share their ever expanding collection of Brazilian choro and forró music from Brazil. For dancing, listening and enjoyment with dinner, fine wine, beer. Caffe Solé

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