BooM BooM RooM Presents
w/ special Guest:
* NICHOLAS PAYTON *
@ One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans
DONALD HARRISON – Sax/ Headhunters
STANTON MOORE – Drums/ Galactic
ROBERT MERCURIO – Bass/ Galactic
ROBERT WALTER – B3 & Keys/ Greyboy Allstars
WILL BERNARD – Guitar/ TJ Kirk
NICHOLAS PAYTON – Trumpet/ Grammy Winner/ NoLA
VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST STARS
[@ One Eyed Jacks /NewOrleans]
8:00pm – 1:45am
The FREQUINOX is not just a band; it is a super group of musicians. Born of the concept that in combining members from the “best of the best” of the West-Coast’s Soul-Jazz Boogaloo bands with those of the “best of the best” from New Orleans to form a Super group so damn funky and exceptional that it would be the cause of an out-and-out, general freak-out for those that witness this sensational group!
Having recorded with the Headhunter, this sax player from NOLA is a true legend. He also combined jazz with Afro-New Orleans traditional music on his critically acclaimed and influential albums “Indian Blues” in 1991 and “Spirits of Congo Square” in 2000.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. Driven and inspired by the thriving music scene of his hometown which includes such greats as Professor Longhair, Doctor John and The Meters, Moore’s name is now mentioned amongst these Big Easy mainstays.
New Orleans local, and founder of Galactic, this bassist knows how to get groovy. Mercurio has been performing in the funk scene for decades, and never falls short of bringing his unique sound to the table.
Robert Walter performs all his own stunts. For 20 years, the San Diego native has been pulling drawbars and pushing the limits of the Hammond B3 organ. Walter helped form the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor, and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music.
Grammy nominated guitarist Will Bernard, a Berkeley, CA native and Brooklyn NY transplant studied guitar and piano from an early age with Dave Creamer, Art Lande and Julian White later developing and interest in classical music composition. Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between.
Payton was born into a musical family in New Orleans, Louisiana. He showed talent for music at a very early age. He received his first trumpet at age 4 and by age 9 was sitting in with local bands including the Young Tuxedo Brass Band. By the age of 12, he was a member of the All-Star Brass Band that performed and toured extensively. As he developed and studied, Nicholas successfully learned how to play several instruments. In addition to being an accomplished trumpeter, Nicholas plays piano, bass, drums, tuba, trombone, clarinet and saxophone, et al. During his high school years, Payton attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts to study with Clyde Kerr Jr. and after graduation attended the University of New Orleans where he studied with Harold Battiste and Ellis Marsalis, among others.
When he was barely in his 20s, Nicholas made his major-label recording debut as a band leader on Verve Records. Since then, he has recorded a multitude of albums, as well as performed world-wide with his own groups and as a special guest. At age 25, Nicholas won a Grammy Award for his collaboration with Doc Cheatham.
Payton has toured the world with Ray Brown, Elvin Jones and lists significant collaborations including Trey Anastasio, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Stanley Jordan, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Zigaboo Modeliste, Marcus Roberts, Jill Scott, Clark Terry, Allen Toussaint, Chucho Valdes, Dr. Michael White, Nancy Wilson, and many more. He recently produced a brilliant Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald for the gifted singer Jane Monheit. He is credited on over 140 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman.
“Payton’s clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making… Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.”— HOWARD REICH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
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Monday April 29, 2019
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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