Music

Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music

 
 
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
  • 12PM
 
LOCATION:
MetroTech Commons
 
RUN TIME: 90min
 
 
 
 
Free
 
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“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.”
—Chicago Tribune

One of the great New Orleans jazz stars of today as well as a provocative commentator on the genre, Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton explores the common threads running through centuries of black American musical traditions—from gospel and blues to jazz, soul, and beyond. Known for his collaborations with artists like Ray Charles, Dr. John, and Herbie Hancock, Payton uses his awe-inspiring chops to take the classic New Orleans sound in bold new directions.