About Nik Payton
A protégé of the great American clarinetist Bob Wilber, Nik Payton is considered one of the leading swing reed players. Nik has toured extensively around the world and has performed with some of the world’s greatest musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Maria Schneider, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bob Wilber and the Brazilian guitar virtuoso Nelson Faria. He has recorded numerous albums and been featured on movie soundtracks. Nik was the Artistic Director of Jazz Festival Brazil from 2009 to 2012.
Nik’s Latest Albums
What Other’s Are Saying
Nik Payton is exceptional – Jazz Journal International
…altogether classy – Humphrey Lyttelton, BBC Radio 2 Best of Jazz
In The Spirit Of Swing…beautifully crafted CD – Bob Wilber
News & updates
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to play on the Jazz Alive 2013 cruise, on board the Crystal Symphony. The roundtrip cruise from Montreal leaves on September 26th and returns on October 3rd. Organised by Jazzdagen and Arbors Records it features 20 of the finest Jazz musicians playing today, including Bob Wilber, […]
I have a quick question about the idea of writing posts in 2 languages. Para o versão em portuguese, ver em baixo. Visitors to my site, Facebook page, Twitter etc are fairly evenly split between English speakers and Portuguese speakers. My question is this: Should I write articles in English or Portuguese with a translated […]
Another flight, more time to write! On our way to Belo Horizonte now for the last, and biggest part of the festival. The planning in Belo is enormous – we have had a film festival over the past week, showing only films related to jazz, including Anatomy of a Murder and The Cotton Club, amongst […]
Even so, Gunhild’s style of jazz is not common here so, to be honest, although I knew they would do a great job I didn’t know how great. … I would also like to say that it was a great feeling seeing the audience really enjoying the combination of artists that Leo and I had put together A brief word on Mingus.