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NICHOLAS PAYTON XXX
Half Note Jazz Club |

Meeting with a star of jazz

The Nicholas Payton, although only 40 years old, belongs to a very small list , this virtuoso of jazz musicians who have spent half their lives about being at the top level and the focus of high creativity. Many believe that it is perhaps the finest and authentic trumpeter who emerged from New Orleans after high Wynton Marsalis! The beautiful “adventure” Payton ‘s life begins in 1973, in the town of Louisiana , the birthplace of jazz. With parents music was quite natural for Nicholas to start at the age of 4 years learning to play trumpet and very fast, at 9 , playing in the band of his father , Young Tuxedo Brass Band. Three years later, will be found to make the All Star Jazz Band his first tour in USA and Europe, when it almost professional. With the encouragement and guidance of Wynton Marsalis, the Payton will extend his studies on trumpet , music theory and classical music. With his father Marsalis, the Ellis and Harold Battiste as a teacher at University of New Orleans, the Nicholas, except trumpet and music theory , you will learn to play and other instruments like piano , bass , drums, tuba , clarinet, saxophone, trombone and more! In the early 90s, starts touring with artists – legends like Clarke Terry or Jazz Machine of huge Elvin Jones, while participating in the Rising Star circuit series, which was a separate initiative presenting new artists. In those years he recorded with his band Joe Henderson, Joshua Redman , but the others trumpeters such as Wynton Marsalis, the Dr. Michael White and Roy Hargrove. The ’96 will participate in the film «Kansas City» while recording collaboration with veteran 92chrono trumpeter Doc Cheatham, at the same time, will be released by Verve, while also giving them the Award Grammy. His Cd as leader, begins in 1994 with the company Verve ( it was then almost 20 years old ) with a number of excellent and award winning albums like «From this Moment», the «Gumbo Nouveau», the «Payton’s Place», the «Nick @ Night» and a tribute to Louis Armstrong «Dear Louis». After 2003 will jump to Warner bros and other record , and will also release a great job as the «Sonic Trance», the «Into the Blue» and also just last year «# BAM – Live At the Bohemian Caverns». Highlights of his collaborations Nicholas Payton one can distinguish the Herbie Hancock, the Roy Haynes, the Dr. John, the Nancy Wilson, the Ray Charles, the Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter him and Allen Toussaint!

All these years, Payton is continuously endeavoring to improve and enhance his own personal sound and as he says ” …. be constantly a better version of itself ” through sounds that bring a unique breadth of musical influences and species. He has composed and orchestrated , played and recorded with all possible different shapes (from solo until 21meli big band) and last year completed the orchestral work «The Black American Symphony» for full classical orchestra. Nowadays Neither the name of Nicholas Payton featured among the headliners of the biggest festivals in the world. Often one will see him in live to .. ” gkrouvarei ” along with trumpet in one hand and piano (Rhodes) to another !

On with great interest anticipated appearances at Half Note Jazz Club, from 17 to 20 October , which is also his first as leader in Greece , the Payton will appear in the All Star trio , namely the great bassist Vicente Archer and for many years drummer , Adonis Rose. The three of them have music from his latest album titled «# BAM» ( from the initials of the words Black American Music), which incorporates experience from many genres (R & B, jazz, blues soul, gospel , etc.) that comprise the beautiful canvas of Black American musical heritage . For four unique evenings, the jazz scene in the city belongs to the only Nicholas Payton and becomes another …. «Payton’s Place»!!

NICHOLAS PAYTON XXX – From Oct. 17 – Oct. 20, 2013 , only at the Half Note!

NICHOLAS PAYTON: Trumpet , Piano Rhodes
VICENTE ARCHER: Bass
ADONIS ROSE: Drums

HALF NOTE JAZZ CLUB ( Trivonianou 17 Mets )
TICKET PRICES : 20 eur (bar, with beer or wine ) – 30 eur ( a table with beer or wine)

 

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