Ian Coury + Dexter Payne Quintet Plays Choro: The New Orleans Jazz of Brazil
Choro (also known as Chorinho, meaning cry or lament) is a type of instrumental music from Brazil originated in the 19th century Rio de Janeiro. The sound of choro varies from the sentimental and melancholy to the fast and cheerful. You will find much virtuosity and improvisation in this genre of music with its roots in both European and African music.
Colorado-based Dexter Payne Quintet (DPQ) featuring 16-year old Brazilian bandolim prodigy Ian Coury promises to deliver a lively performance of traditional Brazilian choro music and compositions that are not commonly played on choro instruments. Ian's playful interpretations of both the old and the new blended with DPQs alchemy of eclectic sounds are sure to bring the audience along on an animated and breath-taking adventure of contemporary Brazilian music.
Ian Coury (Bandolim)
Ian Coury is a prodigy of bandolima Brazilian style flat-back mandolin. Hailing from Brazils capital city Brasilia, he started playing bandolim when he was 8 years old and chose Choro as the main musical genre to focus on. Ian attended renowned programs such as Global Strings Intensive Course (2015) and Summer Five Week (2016), both organized by Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has also done 5 major shows as a soloist at the famous Brasilia Choro Club. At only 12, Ian has been recognized by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Arts, History, and Literature as an up-and-coming young musician.
Dexter Payne Quintet
Led by clarinetist Dexter Payne, the Dexter Payne Quintet (DPQ) is a Colorado-based group that plays Brazilian Choro jazza Brazilian music genre with roots in the 19th century, which inspired and influenced the birth of Samba and Bossa Nova. Still very much alive in Brazil today, Choro has a creative and evolving northern outpost in DPQ. DPQ has nurtured and evolved a sound unparalleled in North America, confirmed by a four-star review in DownBeat Magazine. In the studio, on a concert stage, festival or club, DPQ lightheartedly delivers serious musical quality without pretense or artifice. DPQ has appeared in concerts, festivals, night clubs, and live radio all over the Colorado music scene.
(Note: Brazilian Choro jazz bears the modern instrumental spectrum of musica brasileirai.e., Brazilian musicincluding Choro, Samba, and Nordestina or Brazils Northeast music.)
Dexter Payne (Clarinet)
Clarinetist Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. Highly ranked in DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll (2004 & 2006) and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, Payne feels just at home playing Brazilian Choro jazz as he is playing jazz and blues. And yes, you may also find him on the business end of an alto or bari-sax, or even blues harp!
Bill Kopper (6 & 7-String Guitars)
Self-taught in classical, blues, jazz, and Brazilian guitar, he is the first call for studio work. A dynamic force in the University of Colorado-Denver music faculty, his dynamic and harmonic sense is hard to match, featured on recordings with Brad Goode, Rene Marie, and Paa Kow, to name a few.
Victor Mestas (Piano)
Highly respected in his native Caracas, Venezuela, Victor has extensive recording credits there. The most recent addition to the group, he commands the room when he plays, in any stylewith his virtuosity and his joy. Renowned at home in Venezuela where he won a Latin Grammy, his musicianship is an inspiration to all.
Raoul Rossiter (Drums & Percussion)
The kind of drummer every other musician wants to play with. He is the go-to man for the many subtleties of Brazilian rhythms, as well as odd meter and free improvised original music.
Dave Willey (Accordion)
A phenomenal improviser and composer, he leads and composes for Hamster Theatre (Cuneiform Records) and tours in Europe with Thinking Plague.
Broomfield Auditorium (View)
3 Community Park Rd.
Broomfield, CO 80020
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