Breaking trail for Brazilian music in North America, and with a 4 star DownBeat review, Dexter Payne Quintet has a unique sound, rooted in Brazilian traditional choro from the early 20th century and expanding through forro and modern choro jazz. The line up features clarinet, accordion, 7-string guitar, piano and percussion/drums. This is real music, articulate, entertaining, even educational. The Quintet brings it! The music is not just live… it’s alive! Award winning clarinetist Dexter Payne has performed extensively throughout the US, Canada, Brazil and Latin America, as well as France and Turkey… and DPQ is comprised of his favorite musicians ANYWHERE: Dave Willey, Bill Kopper, Victor Mestas, Raoul Rossiter.
NEW from DEXTER PAYNE QUINTET JAZZ FOR ALL with a stunning offering from vocalist Elena Camerin Young. More to say about all this, later. For now, click on the picture and let the music speak…
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The latest is “Jazz For All” with all the players of the previous quintet album, plus a magical vocal cameo by Elena Camerin Young. Made possible, in part, by a grant from Pathways to Jazz.