Alistair Payne

Out-of-the-box trumpet player.

About Alistair Payne

Alistair Payne is a prominent name within the new wave of Dutch jazz. The Scottish-born musician is known for his distinct trumpet tone, out-of-the-box creativity and diversity of projects. In addition to his solo work, Payne is part of many different bands, such as Sun-Mi Hong Quintet, Motet, Perselí, Tijn Wybenga’s AM.OK, Guy Salamon Group and Tineke Postma Quartet. He won the Dutch Jazz Competition with Sun-Mi Hong Quintet and Keep an Eye The Records with Molino and Guy Salomon Group.


Alistair Payne received an invitation from BIMHUIS to write new work for REFLEX, a concert series in which musicians presents their view on the spirit of the times. The trumpet player collaborated with renowned poet Tongo Eisen-Martin. Payne has used his lyrics, rhythms, and energy as a starting point for composition. You also hear influences from Arvö Part and Madlib, alternating with experiments in (a)tonality and silence. This special evening has been documented on a live album, released on BIMHUIS Records.

REFLEX is supported by Ammodo.

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