The Nicholas Payton Trio at Yale Jazz Festival at Sudler Recital Hall

Will Mukamal uploaded this event on April 1, 2018


Sudler Recital Hall
Yale Jazz Festival

100 Wall Street
New Haven, CT


Fri, April 13, 2018
8:00 pm

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Payton's performance begins the Sixth Annual Jazz Festival at Yale, occurring April 13-15, which will feature concerts and talks from several leading figures in modern jazz, all free and open to the public.

New Orleans-born trumpeter, keyboardist, singer, and composer Nicholas Payton is a dynamic performer, steeped in acoustic jazz and post-bop, whose music often finds him exploring genres beyond the confines of the jazz tradition. Born in New Orleans in 1974, Payton grew up the son of Walter Payton, a well-known bassist on the Crescent City jazz scene. His mother also played piano. Around four years old, he started playing trumpet after asking his father to get him one. Soon, he was accompanying his father to shows at local clubs, where he had the chance to hear many great trumpet players. The turning point for the young Payton came around age ten, when he heard a Miles Davis quartet album that was in his parents’ record collection. He started performing publicly, working everywhere from jazz funerals to weddings to bar mitzvahs, and even played on the streets for tips....

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Nicholas Payton Concerts

Jan 28 Fri
Jul 5 Tue
$20 - 35
Jul 5 Tue
$20 - 35
Jul 6 Wed
$20 - 35
Jul 6 Wed
$20 - 35
Jul 7 Thu
$20 - 35

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