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“I cannot speak on behalf of anyone else, but I don’t play jazz. I play postmodern New Orleans music,” says Nicholas Payton. He also says that the original concept of jazz has long expired, more precisely – in 1959, and consequently dislikes labelling his music. Or setting limitations. He is a multi-instrumentalist who places cardinal importance on music. Creating for the mind and the heart, creating for the beauty and out of need. Payton was born in New Orleans, a city celebrated for its remarkable trumpet players, such as Buddy Bolden, Joe King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis.

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SUMMARY:
Nicholas Payton is a Grammy winning trumpet player committed to continuing the New Orleans musical legacy in which he is rooted, and equally to forging new musical frontiers. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his maturation as a prodigious talent has earned him praise as one of the most important artists of our time. Now a Grammy winner and renowned international artist, Nicholas continues in his devotion to excellence and achievement in music.

NICHOLAS PAYTON AWARDS & GRANTS

2004 U.S. Air Force Band Award
2002 “Key to the city” of Orleans, France
2001 Big Easy Award for Entertainer of the Year
1997 Grammy for Best Instrumental Solo [Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton (Verve)]
1997 OffBeat Best of the Beat Award —Album of the Year
1996 Big Easy Award for Best Album
1996 Big Easy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist

MAJOR CONCERTS

Apollo Theater
Brevard North Carolina Music Festival
Barbican Theater (London)
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Carnegie Hall
CIte de la Music (Paris)
Disney Hall
Essence Music Festival
Lincoln Center
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Orchestra Hall (Chicago)
Smetana Hall (Prague)
Sziget Festival (Budapest)
Vienna Opera House
The White House (Clinton Administration)
NICHOLAS PAYTON DISCOGRAPHY (as leader or co-led):
2013 #BAM Live at Bohemian Caverns (BMF Records)
2011 Bitches (In & Out Records)
2008 Into The Blue (Nonesuch)
2003 Sonic Trance (Warner Bros. Records)
2001 Dear Louis (Verve)
1999 Nick@Night (Verve)
1998 Payton’s Place (PolyGram Records)
1997 Fingerpainting: The Music Of Herbie Hancock (Verve) with Christian McBride and Mark Whitfield
1997 Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton (Verve) (GRAMMY)
1995 Gumbo Nouveau (Verve)
1994 From This Moment (Verve)

 He will be performing this Thursday in Cankarjev dom alongside BIG BAND RTV SLOVENIJA.  Conductor of  BIG BAND RTV SLOVENIJA will be : Tadej Tomšič

Soloists:
Nicholas Payton, trumpet
Vicente Archer, bass
Adonis Rose, drums

Follow Nicholas Payton: Official webiste, Twitter

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