Colorado Brazil Fest's Brazilian Jazz Night

Colorado Brazil Fest's Brazilian Jazz Night

Thu, August 3, 2017

7:30 pm

Set 1: Dexter Payne Quintet
Set 2: Michele Castro Quartet

Colorado Brazil Fest's Brazilian Jazz Night
Colorado Brazil Fest's Brazilian Jazz Night
Colorado Brazil Fest is proud to present an evening of bossa nova and Brazilian jazz at the new Dazzle @Baur’s in Denver, Colorado. An enchanting retrospective of Brazilian music will be presented. In the first set, Dexter Payne Quintet will play Brazilian choro jazz and forró, traditions rooted in the 19th century which inspired and influenced the birth of samba and bossa nova, and still very much alive in Brazilian popular music today. For the second set, The Michele Castro Quartet will have you swaying in your seat one moment while Samba, Rock, Bossa Nova and MPB beats will have you on your feet and singing along the next. Their show will be held in an intimate setting where you’ll feel transported to beautiful and lively Rio de Janeiro.

Dexter Payne Quintet blends five distinct quintessential elements, a secret alchemical convocation nurtured over the last 10 years. Animated, driving, uplifting, breath-taking and humorous, each performance is a surprise – virtuosity and melodic joie de vie combined with telepathic subtlety.
Dexter Payne, a Downbeat Readers Poll finalist, has recorded, performed and studied in Brazil repeatedly over the last 20 years, and has toured in the US and beyond. Payne and Bill Kopper, Dave Willey, Victor Mestas, Raoul Rossiter, all musicians familiar to CO music lovers and students, combine a wide range of experience with the depth of Brazilian idioms and tradition for a rich experience. They are currently finishing a new recording, funded in part by a grant from Pathways to Jazz (BCAA).

Michele Castro hails originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As vocalist and guitarist, she began to play internationally when invited to perform two tours of Germany with a Choro/Samba band as lead singer. Michele is proud to say she grew up in the Rocinha favela where she draws much of her musical inspiration and appreciation. While she draws inspiration from a number of artists, Elis Regina and Rosa Passos have influenced her work the most. Upon arriving in Colorado in 2015, she began playing with an exceptionally talented group of musicians.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202
http://dazzlejazz.com