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Dexter Payne Quintet
has nurtured and evolved a sound unparalleled in North America, confirmed by a four star review in DownBeat Magazine. In the studio, on a concert stage, festival or club, DPQ lightheartedly delivers serious musical quality without pretense or artifice. The musical chemistry is evidenced in their new disc, as it is in performance. The ensemble has broad appeal – to normal humans, appreciators of good vibes and high energy, but also to serious listeners. Devotees of Brazilian musical tradition cannot resist the temptation to get up and dance..
Get ready for ecstatic instrumental music, joyful dynamic ensembles, exciting and humorous solos, awesome support and interaction and a relaxed presence that is contagious. “When I put on your CD, I just want to dance… and I don’t dance!”
“It’s like a fever when you start listening to this album — the way summer gets in the brain.” -Erika Frederickson (Missoula Independent) 3/27/14
“Longmont should be proud of annual jazz festival… For a few moments, the world seemed to shrink to the size of the stage, with the music rolling in waves over the audience like an endless ocean tide… I thought the best of the best was the Dexter Payne Sextet. Their Brazilian jazz blew me away.” -Letter to the editor Longmont Times-Call 7/29/13