Dexter Payne


Dexter Payne - Member Of Tom Hess Mentoring Program
Student
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Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: Boulder, CO
E-mail: note@dexterpayne.com
Web Site: dexterpayne.com
Occupation: Professional Musician
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Dexter Payne is a musical traveler who brings his listeners with him on the journey; he invites us into the heart of the music. Voted among the top ten clarinetists in Downbeat Readers Polls in 2004 and 2006, Dexter lived and performed in 12 countries in Latin America, where he played and formed friendships with Thiago de Mello and the late Ruben Gonzales among others, recording in Brazil with Paulinho Tapajos and Beth Carvalho, as well as his solo debut with guitarist / composer, Antonio Mello, with organic percussion by Thiago de Mello.

He performed coast to coast with the Big Sky Mudflaps and with his partner/collaborator, the late Judy Roderick, with repeat appearances on the NBC Today Show and Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion.  He has also toured, recorded and arranged for Afro-pop bands with Bola Abimbola, Mohamed Alidu, Moussa KonatĂ©, Selassi Atiasi, Boubacar Diebate and with hip-hop latin jazz fusion project, Salem. Currently he is on the faculty of Naropa University, directing the Afro-pop Ensemble.

Dexter has performed with Rene Marie, Mac Rebennack, Grammy winner Sharon Isbin, Thiago de Mello, Elio Reve, Cachaito, Noite Illustrada, Judy Roderick, Dave Van Ronk, the Big Sky Mudflaps, BarBQ Bob, Sammy Mayfield, Johnny Long, Lionel Young, Kailin Yong and more. Dexter performed with Thiago de Mello and Sharon Isbin at the 92nd St Y and Hamptons Music Festival, Mostra Internacional de Musica em Olinda (MIMO) in Pernambuco, Brazil, and most recently with Thiago de Mello and Ithamara Koorax, in NYC commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

His three recordings with Grammy nominated composer, Thiago de Mello, feature vocalist Ithamara Koorax, four great pianists, including Helio Alves (Obrigado Brazil), and guitarist Romero Lubamba of Trio de Paz. Simultaneously, he is releasing a 24-year old recording of Judy Roderick & the Forbears, with special guest Mac Rebennack (aka Dr John).

 "Finally, a virtuoso musician who really hears the Brazilian whispers, and not just the carnival clamor."

2011 Tour Dates:

  • November 26, 2011 Casper, WY - WY Blues Soc
  • November 17, 2011 Paris, France - Duo
  • November 16, 2011 Paris, France - Duo
  • November 15, 2011 Paris, France - Music School Concert
  • November 14, 2011 Paris, France - Duo
  • November 13, 2011 Paris, France - Emmeus Concert
  • November 11, 2011 Paris, France - Hotel Meridien
  • October 29, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 28, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 27, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 26, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 25, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 24, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 23, 2011 San Diego, CA - Blues Cruise
  • October 22, 2011 Hermosa Beach, CA - CafĂ© Boogaloo
  • October 21, 2011 Stockton, CA - Stockton
  • October 20, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues
  • October 9, 2011 Memphis, TN - Hueys
  • October 6, 2011 Helena, AR - King Biscuit
  • September 23, 2011 Evergreen, CO - Little Bear
  • September 17, 2011 Telluride, CO - Blues Fest
  • September 9, 2011 Canon City, CO - Royal Gorge Blues Fest
  • September 4, 2011 Laramie, WY - Snowy Range Fest
  • September 3, 2011 Lewellen, NE - Bluewater Blues fest
  • September 2, 2011 Hot Springs, AR - Hot Springs Fest
  • August 31, 2011 Montgomery, AL - Keys
  • August 26, 2011 Hunter Mtn, NY - Bluestock
  • August 24, 2011 New York City, NY - Terra Blues
  • August 20, 2011 Williamsburg, VA - J M Randell’s
  • August 19, 2011 Lewes, DE - Bethany Blues Fest
  • August 17, 2011 Baxter, IA - O Kellys
  • August 13, 2011 Denver, CO - Old s Pearl Blz&Brews
  • August 12, 2011 Ft Collins, CO
  • August 11, 2011 Niwot, CO - Rhythm/Rails
  • August 8, 2011 Springfield, IL - Alamo
  • August 6, 2011 St Paul, MN - Blues Saloon
  • August 5, 2011 Beausejour, Manito, Canada - Great Woods Fest
  • July 31, 2011 St Louis, MO - BBs
  • July 30, 2011 Chien, WI - Prairie Dog Fest
  • July 29, 2011 DesMoines, IA - All Play
  • July 28, 2011 Indianapolis, IN - Slippery Noodle
  • July 25, 2011 Sharon, PA - Tully’s
  • July 24, 2011 Toronto, ON Canada - Beaches Jazz Fest
  • July 23, 2011 Pittsburg, PA - Pittsburg Bls Fest
  • July 22, 2011 Cleveland, OH - Fat FISH Blue
  • July 21, 2011 Rockford, IL - Adriatic
  • July 20, 2011 Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar
  • July 16, 2011 Topeka, KS - Uncle Bo’s
  • July 15, 2011 Bloomington, IL - Noth But the Blz
  • July 14, 2011 Chicago, IL - Kingston Mines

Records Released

  • 2011 On Our Way To Memphis (Lionel Young Band)
  • 2009 When Im Gone (Dexofon)
  • 2008 Our Time to Remember (Gau)
  • 2007 Disk Tum Derrei (Gau/JSR)
  • 2006 Another Feeling (Dexofon/JSR)
  • 2003 Inspiration (Dexofon/Ethosbrasil)
  • 2002 Kambeng- Boubacar Diebate
  • 1981 Sensible Shoes (Flying Fish)
  • 1979 Armchair Cabaret (Helios)


Other Recording Credits:

  • 2010 Character - Michael Stanwood 
  • 2010 Earth Circuit - Scott Ray
  • 2010 Find Your Way Back Home - Dawn & Dave
  • 2009 Believe I'll Make A Change - Little Joe McLerran
  • 2009 Under the Same Skies
  • 2008 Sharp Edges (Gau) *album design
  • 2008 Flame in the Dark (Gau) clar & album design
  • 2008 Laurie Dameron
  • 2008 Mohamed Alidu
  • 2008 Salem
  • 2007 Live at Last - Little Joe Mclerran
  • 2005 Gypsy Swing Revue
  • 2005 Son Piedmont-Little Joe McLerran
  • 2005 Under Paris Skies- Lannie Garret
  • 2004 Portal-Michael Stanwood
  • 2003 Songs to Learn By-Michael Stanwood
  • 2003 Ragtime Gal-Mary Flower
  • 2002 Dare to Be- Lisa Bell
  • 2002 South of Lafayette- Artie Traum
  • 2000 Yeah but Shoehead-Michael Stanwood
  • 1995 Tumblin Down- Bleeker Street (Washboard Chaz)
  • 1995 Light Pink-Stephen Allen Davis
  • 1994 Mud Mush Dance-Michael Stanwood
  • 1993 Woman Blue (Vanguard reissue) *liner notes
  • 1990 Can’t Get the Stuff No More - Bar BQ Bob
  • 1982 Live Wire Choir
     

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