Nicholas Payton | Winter 2012


Latest Press! Be sure to check out CBCradio's blog post: 'Nicholas Payton on the death of the cool' and Kimberly Roberts interview with Nicholas in the Philadelphia Tribune! ‘Lion’ of jazz roars on and off stage

In Live Event News, Nicholas Payton has a solid February, kicking it off on the 4th with as guest of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble at New Trier H.S. w/in Winnetka, IL. After that, he takes the trio to St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philly. On the 19th, it's The Jazz Academy in Maryland for the Trumpet Summit! Check the Calendar for dates!


In case you missed the the January 5, 2012 #BAM Conference led by Nicholas Payton and moderated by Touré, a recap is posted over on the ALTERNATE TAKES blog. It was a great success by all measures, with lots of interesting discussion about the state of 'the j-word' from audience members and panelists alike.

Nicholas Payton @ Birdland in NYC January 3/4/5 with the Nicholas Payton Quartet, and January 6/7 with the Nicholas Television Studio Orchestra! Special January 8 performance for APAP attendees! Also don't miss the first inaugural #BAM Conference led by Nicholas Payton, January 5, 2012 @ 5:00PM at Birdland, moderated by Touré and featuring the following guest panelists: Gary Bartz, Orrin Evans, Marcus Strickland and Ben Wolfe.

Then Nicholas performs Jan 9 at Jazz Gallery in NYC with 90 Miles.

And Nicholas will perform with Tim Ries, Jan 15, at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest, Hungary!