The Nicholas Payton Trio – featuring Vicenter Archer and Bill Stewart – is coming to Dazzle Jazz February 19 and 20! Widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time, Payton was hailed a virtuoso before the age of 18.
You can receive 2 tickets to the trio’s February 19 performance when you pledge $10 month!
“Payton’s clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making… Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” –Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
An accomplished trumpeter, Nicholas also plays piano, bass, drums, tuba, trombone, clarinet and saxophone.
Spanning a multitude of musical genres, Payton has composed and arranged, performed and recorded with his own groups in many settings, including solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, 21-piece big band, as well as his 2012 full orchestral work, The Black American Symphony.
Credited on over 120 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman, Payton has collaborated with numerous renowned artists, including Trey Anastasio, Ray Brown, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Stanley Jordan, Elvin Jones, Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes and Joe Henderson.
Payton’s talent has earned him widespread praise and accolades, and insured his place in musical history.
Get tickets to the Nicholas Payton Trio at Dazzle Jazz when you pledge today!
Photo credit: Gus Bennett, Jr.
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