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Dexter Payne

Dexter Payne

Jazz / Brazilian / Blues Boulder, CO  US



  • Thu

    Feb 11

    Boulder, CO, US | 7:00pm

    Dexter Payne Quintet is a major north american outpost of Brazilian choro jazz... and further explorations! Dance! Solé is rebranding itself as a Jazz Supper Club - come check it out!

  • Sat

    Feb 13

    Denver, CO, US | 7:30pm

    Marrakech Express invites you to join us at Swallow Hill Music for an evening's journey through the amazing sounds of Moroccan, Algerian, Andalusian, Rumba Flamenca, and Arabic music!! Swallow Hill Music - Tuft Theater Saturday, Feb 13th. 8:00 pm 71 East Yale Avenue (at Broadway) Denver, CO , 80210 Box Office Phone: 303-777-1003 http://swallowhillmusic.org/denver-concerts/marrakech-express/feb-13-2016-8-00-pm/ Advance tickets: $12 / $10 for members Day of show: $14 / $12 for members Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarrakechExpressMusic Featuring: Samir El Yesfi (vocals, oud, guitar) Dexter Payne (clarinet, bass clarinet, flute) Sandra Wong (violin) Brett Bowen (darbuka, Moroccan bendir) Bios: Samir El Yesfi, nicknamed Tito Malaga, was born in Tetouan, Morocco. From the very first time he played the oud (an Arabic fretless lute) at the age of 16, followed by intensive study of Spanish guitar, he's aspired to master the musical styles of Andalusian, North African, and Mid-Eastern cultures and blend them with traditional Moroccan folk music (G'nawa) of the Berber tribes. Samir is the leader of the Denver based world music powerhouse Tito Malaga band. Brett Bowen has spent more than two decades studying, performing, and teaching the traditional rhythms and music of the Middle East and North Africa, and loves to help people connect with other cultures through music. Although he also plays Turkish, Balkan, Brazilian, West and Central African, and Afro-Cuban percussion, the exotic sounds of the Arabic musical traditions remain his first love. Brett has performed and toured regularly with the Colorado based world music ensembles, Marrakech Express, Kailin Yong Peace Project, Tito Malaga, NuMundo, and Azra Sings, as well as many world music bands in the Wasatch Mountain region, and also teaches percussion classes in Denver and Boulder. Dexter Payne, winner of the International Blues Challenge in 2011 with Lionel Young Band, was voted among the top ten clarinetists by Downbeat Readers Poll in 2004 and 2006. He performed coast to coast with Big Sky Mudflaps for nine years, including the NBC Today Show, and he partnered, compsed, performed, and recorded with the late Judy Roderick for 16 yrs. He toured three years with BarBQ Bob, and for over two years he lived and performed in Latin America, where he met and performed with Thiago de Mello and the late Ruben Gonzales among many others. Performed in NY and Brazil with Sharon Isbin. See www.dexofon.com for CDs with Lionel Young Band, with Brazilian composer Thiago de Mello, with Judy Roderick/Dr. John. www.dexterpayne.com Sandra Wong started her life journey in upstate New York, displaying a deep love of music at a very early age. She began studying the violin at age seven with the intention of becoming a concert violinist. This remained her sole focus for fifteen years until she discovered fiddling and her musical world was turned upside down! Since then, Sandra's focus with her music has shifted from being an isolated striving for technical perfection to a focus on connecting other people and cultures through music as a way to build community and express our common humanity. Opening this door with an exploration of Irish, Old-time and Bluegrass music, her folk music journey has moved her in to her current livelihood of teaching, performing, recording and collaborating with other musicians from a diverse range of world music genres. In 1999, Sandra opened another door when she discovered a 14th century Swedish folk instrument called the nyckelharpa and fell in love. This is a 16 stringed, keyed instrument played with a bow. It had become an integral part of her work and musical expression. Sandra has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist and in collaboration with various musicians. She has appeared at numerous festivals and concert series. She has released two solo albums; "It's About Time" in 1999, and "Joy" in 2000. She recently released two collaborative albums; "Frolic and Romp" in 2009 and "Sunny Side Up" in 2010. Sandra has recorded on a number of her contemporaries projects. This discography is available on request. Another important aspect of Sandra's work is education and nurturing a deep love of music and the arts in both children and adults. She teaches privately, and in group and workshop settings, and presents family and children's concerts. Sandra also creates and personally facilitates musical study trips to different countries leading people into the heart of each country. A percentage of all Sandra's CD sales and proceed from concerts supports organizations focused on environmental sustainability and conservation as well as social justice with a particular focus on women’s empowerment and children’s welfare.

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  • Wed

    Mar 9

    Boulder, CO, US | 12:00pm

    Midday Music (Meditation)



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  • Steven Dunn (Artist)
    Steven Dunn
    Love the Brazilian overtones. Come by and like me on facebook. Listen to and purchase full CD on iTunes. Thank you for your support. LOVE PEACE JOY and MUSIC!!!
  • Steven Dunn (Artist)
    Steven Dunn
    Hey Dexter great energy very upbeat. I'm lovin it. Check me out and like me on facebook. Take a listen. Thanks, LOVE PEACE JOY and MUSIC !!!
  • Rich Pulin Musical Family (Artist)
    Rich Pulin Musical Family
    Hey Dexter, Judging from your page, you seem to like Brazilian music... I've written a couple of original Brazilian pieces, namely "Rio De Janeiro" and 3 versions of "Sao Paulo Lights".... Mine and Kristin's are the gringo versions, but The Cunningham's actually recorded their version in Sao Paulo with a great local band.. Plz check them out, and let us know if there's any interest.. Peace & Ciao, Rich rpmf
  • Sonja Quintana (Artist)
    Sonja Quintana
    Mannnn! What talent. Loved it! You are sooooo blessed. Great talent. Keep doing what you r doing. God really has blessed you. Don't ever stop making God smile!!!!
  • Axel Weiss (Artist)
    Axel Weiss
    Hey Dexter, great music, man! I enjoyed listening to your amazing work! Greetings from Bavaria, Axel
  • Los&R.Speights (Artist)
    Hit me up when u in Detroit, gotta see u live!!!


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Sounds Like: Paulo Moura, Bud Shank, Jimmy Giuffre, Carlos Malta

Label: www.dexofon.com

Bio: Downbeat Readers Poll Finalist ‘04 & ‘06, NBC Today Show, 9 yrs with the Big Sky Mudflaps, partnered with the late Judy Roderick 16 yrs, toured 3 yrs with BarBQ Bob. Lived and performed 2 1/2 yrs in Latin America (12 countries), playing with Thiago de Mello, Ruben Gonzales, Cachaito, recorded wit...See Full Bio

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