Nicholas Payton | Summer 2011


From the Roots to the Fruits: A Tribute to Quincy Jones. FREE CONCERT, August 26, 2011 @ 8:00 PM at Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Join Nicholas Payton, Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Alphonso Johnson, David T. Walker, Justo Almario as they celebrate the rich legacy of Quincy Jones that ranges from bebop to hip hop. RSVP on Facebook.

August 20: Catch Nicholas Payton with Robert Hurst and Karriem Riggins spreading some soulful Jazz to a lucky audience in Martha's Vineyard for Jazz on the Vineyard @ The Featherstone Center for the Arts. One day only! Showtime @ 2:30PM.

Free Download Available for a limited time only: The Nicholas Payton XXX live from Friday, August 5, 2011 @ Iridium/NYC: Featuring Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Rhodes, Bob Hurs on Bass, and Billy Drummond on Drums. Download from Rapidshare now: Set 1. Set 2. Click the Green Download Button in the center of the screen!

The Nicolas Payton XXX drops in on Iridium like a groove bomb on Love City. 8:00 PM & 10:00PM From 8/4 thru 8/6.


LA TIMES is #COMN! Los Angeles Times Entertainment calls @paynic a Culture Monster Twitter favorite! Says Nicholas Payton is "A show-stopping trumpeter and composer... (and) the jazz equivalent of Kanye West.." Check it out @ Culture Monster All the Arts, All the Time

Nicholas Payton is pleased to announce his appointment as Distinguished Artist and Visiting Lecturer at Tulane University for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Catch Nicholas Payton and band playing Jardin des Plantes the Jazz Montauban Festival in France on July 11! 10:30PM Set with Mavis Poole, Lawrence Fields, Braylon Lacy and Terreon Gully!


The Nicholas Payton SeXXXtet plays multiple engagements in BRAZIL! Check the band out @ The Sesi Cultural Center in Sao Paolo and the Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival in Rio das Ostras.

Check out Angelika Beener's interview with Nicholas Payton the Alternates blog: 'Nicholas Payton on Jazz, Politics and the Courage to be Himself'