Artist of the Day: Nicholas Payton

posted by Matt Jarrells on 06/06/2017

June 6, 2017

Afro-Caribbean Mixtape is the most recent release by New Orleans trumpet virtuoso Nicholas Payton. Combining a literal world of music into an impactful and meaningful narrative, Payton uses his mastery of arrangement as a powerful storytelling tool.

Payton is a founding member of recent Artist of the Day SF Jazz Collective and has become a poignant writer and blogger while not working on music. He continually speaks on issues of race and class in America, topics frequently addressed in his lyrics.

Artist Website



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