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NEW DEXTER PAYNE QUINTET ALBUM JAZZ FOR ALL AVAILABLE NOW! Here!!!
Streaming (click on the player) from Bandcamp, with a stunning offering from vocalist Elena Camerin Young. More to say about all this, later. For now, let the music speak…

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Clarinetist Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. Highly ranked in Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll (2004 & ’06) and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, Payne is equally at home playing Brazilian choro jazz (modern instrumental spectrum of musica brasileira – choro, samba & nordestina) as he is playing jazz and blues. And yes, you may also find him on the business end of an alto or bari sax, or even blues harp!

 

 

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. It was there he recorded his first instrumental album as lead solo voice, with Thiago and composer guitarist, Antonio Mello.

Four recordings with Thiago de Mello later, came Pra Você, this time with his own group of amazing players, which garnered a 4 star review in DownBeat Magazine.

Scroll back up for Dexter’s latest:   “Jazz For All”   by the same group, plus a taste of vocal magic by Elena Camerin Young. Made possible, in part, by a grant from Pathways to Jazz.

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Event Information:

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Dexter Payne Quintet CD Release in Boulder featuring Elena Camerin Young

    7:30 pmBoulder Mennonite Church, 3910 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

    Couldn't make it to Denver? Or you came, but want more?  It's about time you got out of Denver for a night? (Or Longmont, Ft.Collins, Greeley, Co Spgs, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, KC, SF, NYC) Or maybe you know in advance you want to be there for both nights! Come, listen in Boulder, and dance!

    Admission sliding scale $10-20 at the door

     

     

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