New Orleans comes to Nashville when Nicholas Payton, a New Orleans native and Grammy Award winning trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist, takes the stage with his all-star band. Payton has released over 20 recordings as a leader, pushing musical boundaries and showcasing a variety of contemporary and traditional styles, while displaying his ambidextrous ability to play both the trumpet and keyboard at the same time. Enjoy New Orleans-inspired eats and treats, and a special opening performance by the Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble.
Member Tickets | $55
Not-yet Member Tickets | $65
Born September 26, 1973, in New Orleans, LA; son of Walter and Maria Payton. Attended the University of New Orleans; also studied under E. Diane Lyle, Connie Breaux, Dr. Bert Braud, Clyde Kerr, Ronald Benko, Ellis Marsalis, and Harold Battiste.
Performed with Carl Allen’s Manhattan Projects, Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine, DocCheatham, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and George Wein’s Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars; signed with Verve Records as a bandleader and released debut solo album From This Moment, 1995; released Gumbo Nouveau, 1995; released Grammy Award-winning Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton, 1997; released Payton’s Place, 1998; released Nick@Night, 1999.
Awards: Grammy Award, Best Solo Jazz Performance, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1997.
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