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Nicholas Payton

Theater
Saturday, February 27
7:30 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater | Virtual Event
Cost: $20
Full Price $20 - Union Member $17 - UW-Madison Student $10
Grammy-winning musician. Q & A following the performance.

Born to a musical family in New Orleans, Nicholas Payton was encouraged by his mother, a pianist and vocalist, and his father, the legendary bassist, composer and educator Walter Payton. Nicholas showed talent for music at a very early age he enrolled at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his maturation and talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in musical history.

Payton has consistently committed himself to developing his distinct voice. He says, “As a musician, as an artist, you’re always trying to zero in on the bull’s eye as a means of becoming a better version of yourself. I’ve been able to find the kind of music that’s more inclusive of all of my life. The approach and the ideas of my music have become more singular, more cohesive. I have no agenda in terms of a specific genre or style, only to be true to who I am.”

Spanning a multitude of musical genres, Payton has composed and arranged, performed and recorded with his own groups in many settings, including his 2012 full orchestral work, The Black American Symphony. Payton is credited on over 120 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman, including work with Trey Anastasio, Ray Brown, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois and many others.


Learn more: Website | Twitter | YouTube


Ticket buyers will receive an email from boxoffice@union.wisc.edu approximately 2 hours before the event begins that will contain their link to view the performance. Anyone who purchases a ticket within 2 hours of the event’s start time will receive their email within 15 minutes of purchase. Only 1 ticket per household is needed to view this concert. Your link will remain active until March 6, 2021 to view whenever you would like. If you do not receive your email to your inbox please check your junk/spam folder in case it was filtered there.

 

 

Born to a musical family in New Orleans, Nicholas Payton was encouraged by his mother, a pianist and vocalist, and his father, the legendary bassist, composer and educator Walter Payton. Nicholas showed talent for music at a very early age he enrolled at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his maturation and talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in musical history.

Payton has consistently committed himself to developing his distinct voice. He says, “As a musician, as an artist, you’re always trying to zero in on the bull’s eye as a means of becoming a better version of yourself. I’ve been able to find the kind of music that’s more inclusive of all of my life. The approach and the ideas of my music have become more singular, more cohesive. I have no agenda in terms of a specific genre or style, only to be true to who I am.”

Spanning a multitude of musical genres, Payton has composed and arranged, performed and recorded with his own groups in many settings, including his 2012 full orchestral work, The Black American Symphony. Payton is credited on over 120 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman, including work with Trey Anastasio, Ray Brown, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois and many others.


Learn more: Website | Twitter | YouTube


Ticket buyers will receive an email from boxoffice@union.wisc.edu approximately 2 hours before the event begins that will contain their link to view the performance. Anyone who purchases a ticket within 2 hours of the event’s start time will receive their email within 15 minutes of purchase. Only 1 ticket per household is needed to view this concert. Your link will remain active until March 6, 2021 to view whenever you would like. If you do not receive your email to your inbox please check your junk/spam folder in case it was filtered there.

 

 

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