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 2015.

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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


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