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Nicholas Payton

tr, *1973 US, New Orleans
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Nicholas Anthony Payton

Nicholas Payton (born September 26, 1973) is an American trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist. A Grammy Award winner, he is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a prolific and provocative writer who comments on a multitude of subjects, including music, race, politics, and life in America.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Electric piano
  • Vocals
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Soundtrack
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The Last Goodbye on Payton's Place by Nicholas Payton
Relaxin' with Nick on Relaxin' with Nick by Nicholas Payton
Chinatown on Into the Blue by Nicholas Payton
X for Patrice Rushen on Letters by Nicholas Payton
Home For The Holidays on Jazz For Joy: A Verve Christmas Album by Various Artists
Three on Numbers by Nicholas Payton
Let It Ride on Into the Blue by Nicholas Payton
Visible Light on DRIP by Nicholas Payton
Evolution Of The Innocent on iDreamer by Bart Wirtz
A Touch Of Silver on Payton's Place by Nicholas Payton

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Afro Caribbean MixtapeNicholas Payton2017Album
LettersNicholas Payton2015Album
NumbersNicholas Payton2014Album
#BAM Live At Bohemian CavernsNicholas Payton2013Album
Sketches Of SpainNicholas Payton With Radio Symphony Orchestra Basel2013Album
BitchesNicholas Payton2011Album
Into The BlueNicholas Payton2008Album
Mysterious ShorterNicholas Payton / Bob Belden / Sam Yahel / John Hart / Billy Drummond2006Album
Sonic Trance'dNicholas Payton2003Album
Sonic Trance An AdvanceNicholas Payton2003Album
Sonic TranceNicholas Payton2003Album
Sonic TranceNicholas Payton2002Album
Dear LouisNicholas Payton2001Album
Nick@NightNicholas Payton2000Album
Trumpet LegacyNicholas Payton, Lew Soloff, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson1998Album
Payton's PlaceNicholas Payton1998Album
Doc Cheatham & Nicholas PaytonDoc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton1997Album
Fingerpainting (The Music Of Herbie Hancock)Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Mark Whitfield1997Album
Gumbo NouveauNicholas Payton1996Album
Selections From The Motion Picture Soundtrack / Selections From Gumbo NouveauNicholas Payton1996Album
New Orleans CollectiveNew Orleans Collective, Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Christopher Thomas, Peter Martin, Brian Blades1995Album
From This MomentNicholas Payton1995Album
New Orleans CollectiveNicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson1993Album
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