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A Prodigy Since Childhood, Nicholas Payton Returns to Baton Rouge Wednesday

Do you love jazz music? Are you searching for some mid-week fun? You’re in luck! On Wednesday, January 29th, the Nicholas Payton Quartet will play at Manship Theatre!

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and trumpet master, Nicholas Payton is one of the most important artists working and recording today. A virtuoso before he was out of high school, his talent and skills have earned him praise and accolades and ensured his place in musical history. Spanning a multitude of musical genres, Payton has composed and arranged, performed and recorded with his own groups in many settings, including solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, 21-piece big band, as well as his 2012 full orchestral work the Black American Symphony.

Payton was born into a musical family in New Orleans, Louisiana. He showed a 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. And now, you can witness his remarkable talent when he performs live at Manship Theatre on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for this performance range from $28.00 to $48.00 and are on sale at www.manshiptheatre.org. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances.

At Creekside Crossing Apartments in Walker, Louisiana, our goal is to help you maintain an enjoyable social life that balances out the daily demands of your already overloaded schedule. The first step? We keep you up-to-speed on the latest events happening in and around our apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, January 29, 2020—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

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