Nicholas Payton & Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

with Barry Stephenson and Joe Dyson

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Last Show: Tuesday 10 th April 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, pianist, and composer Nicholas Payton is considered one most exciting musical voices of our time. In addition to his work with artists ranging from Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, the SF Jazz Collective, Roy Haynes, Dr John and Wayne Shorter, he is also a very successful bandleader. On his latest album, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Payton seamlessly coalesces his interests, drawing on a global array of beats, melodies and harmonic consciousness to serve his lifelong conviction that music is a process by which the practitioner uses notes and tones to map identity and tell a story. 

“I’ve incorporated elements from all the things I’ve written and spoken about for years. It speaks to the moment politically in an overt way that my other albums don’t. On a musical-conceptual level, I think it’s my greatest work thus far.”
Nicholas Payton