November 20, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden

Dexter Story plays keys and percussion with Carlos Niño & Friends live at Stockholm’s Fasching music venue on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The band features Carlos Niño – Bells, Chimes, Cymbals, Gong, and Percussion, Jamire Williams – Drum Set, Josh Johnson – Alto Saxophone, Flute and Keys, Dwight Trible – vocals and Miguel Atwood Ferguson – strings
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November 19, 2016 – JAW Family Reunion | Theo Parrish, Carlos Niño & Dwight Trible Live, Rabih Beaini, Amila Ase, Abuld Forsyth – Prince Charles, Berlin, Germany

Dexter Story performs keys and percussion with Dwight Trible and Carlos Niño at Prince Charles venue in Berlin, Germany on Saturday, November 19 for the JAW Family Reunion.
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Carlos Nino & Friends (Leaving Records_Los Angeles) w/ Dwight Trible (live)
Abdul Forsyth (Plastic People_London)
Rabih Beaini (Morphine Records_Berlin)
Theo Parrish (Sound Signature_Detroit) 6h set

Carlos Nino – percussions
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – viola
Josh Johnson – sax & flute
Dexter Story – keys
Jamire Williams – drums
Dwight Trible – vocals

It´s been ten years. Ten years of friendship and love for the music that drives us and the musicians who create it. So many memories & people to thank along the way, who helped & inspired J.A.W. Born and raised in Paris, we found a second home in Berlin. Some new friends too. After over a decade on earth, it feels right to celebrate with you all & a bunch of artists who matters for J.A.W. So let´s gather in November during six rendez-vous around music, the love of vinyl, friendship, good food & natural wine. This is Family Reunion!

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Nov 08 | Robert Glasper Experiment x Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah live (Yaam) Berlin
Nov 11 |Gogo Penguin live (Binuu) Berlin
Nov 17 | Theo Parrish all night, Yussef Kamal 4tet live (La Machine) Paris
Nov 18 | Carlos Nino, Floating Points, Hunee, Red Greg, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids live (Prince Charles) Berlin
Nov 19 | Amila ASE, Theo Parrish, Rabih Beaini, Abdul Forsyth, Carlos Nino & friends feat. Dwight Trible live (Prince Charles) Berlin
Nov 20 | Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gilles Peterson, Sadar Bahar, KC The Funkaholic, Yussef Kamaal 4tet live, Jameszoo 4tet live (Prince Charles) Berlin

November 17, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dexter Story plays percussion and synth with Carlos Niño & Friends ensemble at Copenhagen’s Jazzhouse on Thursday, November 17. This concert is the 4th in a series of shows supporting Niño’s Leaving Records release ‘Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!’
maxresdefault-carlosFlutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!, out now on Leaving/Stones Throw Records, is the fourth in an ongoing series of highly collaborative records by Carlos & Friends, and features Iasos, Madlib, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Dexter Story, and more. FEIAH was recorded in California – mostly in the greater Los Angeles area, with Iasos’ contributions coming from up North in Marin County. The material spans a number of years, through to March 2015.
The live incarnation, available for selective shows worldwide throughout 2016,  finds Carlos and his band of top-deck players tweaking and stretching the album compositions into fresh and glorious shapes, bursting with percussive colour and adaptable to high-grade theatre/jazz club environments as much as sweaty below-stairs beat sessions like LA’s seminal Low End Theory.

Carlos Niño – klokker, bjælder, bækkener, gonger og percussion
Dexter Story – percussion, synth
Jamire Williams – trommer
Josh Johnson – alt-saxofon, fløjte, tangenter
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – femstrenget violin

Carlos Niño & Friends Live
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10
DK-1153 København K
Tlf.: 3315 4700

November 13, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

Dexter Story plays keys and percussion with Carlos Niño & Friends ensemble at The Sugar Club in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday, November 13. This is the 2nd date on a European tour with Carlos Niño and his band supporting the release of Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! on Leaving Records.
Carlos Niño & Friends

November 12, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Überjazz Festival, Hamburg, Germany

Dexter Story plays keys and percussion with Carlos Niño & Friends band at the popular Überjazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, November 12. The band features Carlos Niño (perc), Dwight Trible (voc), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (vn) Dexter Story (keys), Josh Johnson (sax, fl), and Jamire Williams (dr).


Los Angeles-bred Carlos Niño is the exalted producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades. The live incarnation of his latest album „Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!“ finds Carlos and his band of top-deck players Josh Johnson, Dexter Story, Jamire Williams, Dwight Trible and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson tweaking and stretching the album compositions into fresh and glorious shapes.

Carlos Niño & Friends Live
ÜberJazz Festival
Kampnagel Venue
Hamburg, Germany
Saturday, November 12, 2016

August 20, 2016 – CityBeats Presents Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Figat7th (DTLA), Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story performs drums and auxilliary instruments with producer, DJ and emerging percussionist Carlos Niño and his group Carlos Niño & Friends at Figat7th on Saturday, August 20, 2016. This concert celebrates the release of his “Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!” album on Leaving Records.City Beats

City Beats with Carlos Niño & Friends

735 South Figueroa Street,
Los Angeles, California 90017

4:00pm, Free, All Ages

April 1, 2 and 3, 2016 – Go: Organic Orchestra under the direction of Adam Rudolph – Electric Lodge, Venice, CA

Dexter Story performs miscellaneous drum set / percussion with Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra at The Electric Lodge in Venice on April 1, 2 & 3. Adam Rudolph (born September 12, 1955) is a jazz composer and percussionist performing in the post-bop and world fusion media,[1] probably most notable to date for his work with Yusef Lateef.[2] Rudolph has released several albums as leader and has also recorded with such musicians as Sam RiversOmar SosaWadada Leo SmithPharoah SandersBill LaswellHerbie HancockFoday Musa SusoShadowfax and Massimo Laguardia.

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Composed and Improvisationally Conducted by Adam Rudolph

Nightly Opening Set by
Hu Vibrational meets Carlos Niño & Friends

Friday, April 1st, Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd

$25.00 General Admission
$20.00 Students with I.D.

All Ages, 7:30pm Doors

Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue,
Venice, California 90291


Bennie Maupin – Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax
Pablo Calogero – Bass Clarinet, Tibetan Trumpet
Gustavo Bulgach – Clarinet
Charles Sharp – Contra Bass, B Flat Clarinet
Myka Miller – Oboe, English Horn
Tara Speiser – Bassoon
Emily Hay – Flutes
Ellen Burr – Flutes
Thomas Stones – Flutes
Nicole Mitchell – Flutes
David Johnson – Vibraphone
John Beasley – Keyboards
Ronit Kirchman – Violin
Bill Casale – Bass
Jeff Schwartz – Bass
Michael Dessen – Trombone
Dexter Story – Drums
Randy Gloss – Percussion
Munyungo Jackson – Percussion
Adam Yasmin – Percussion
Allakoi Peete – Percussion
Andy Cheng – Percussion
Carlos Niño – Percussion


Nightly Schedule:

8:00pm – Hu Vibrational meets Carlos Niño & Friends*
8:30pm – Go: Organic Orchestra Set 1
9:30pm – Intermission
9:45pm – Go: Organic Orchestra Set 2



Please arrive early to park and buy tickets.
Parking is available in the Electric Lodge lot.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cash Only. There are no presale tickets for these events.


*Celebrating New Releases:

Hu Vibrational Presents
The Epic Botanical Beat Suite
Meta Records

(Out Now!)
andCarlos Niño & Friends
Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!
Leaving Records
(Spring 2016)

……………………………..Looking forward to seeing you there!

Carlos Niño Announces New Album ‘Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!’ and First Single “It’s All Happening!” –, Worldwide

Dexter Story performs on new Carlos Niño album Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! on Leaving Records and first single “It’s Happening!” Slated for release on April 22, the album features Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus collaborator Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and new age legend Iasos. The announcement was made via on March 14.LR081-CNF-1600pxLos Angeles producer, composer, and arranger Carlos Niño has announced his new album, Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!. It’s out April 22 via Leaving. Niño, who hosted the Spaceways Radio Show on L.A.’s KPFK for two decades, is a fixture of the city’s independent music scene. His full-length features MadlibKamasi Washington, Iasos, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Flying Lotus, Lana Del Rey, Big Boi), among others. The announcement is accompanied by the single “It’s All Happening!,” which features Madlib, Jamire Williams and Dexter Story, with strings by Atwood-Ferguson. Listen above and find the tracklist below.

Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!:

01 Jupiter Sings [ft. Iasos]
02 Metamaravilla [ft. Luis Pérez Ixoneztli with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson]
03 It’s All Happening! [ft. Madlib with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson]
04 Calimayan [ft. Nate Morgan and Yaakov Levy]
05 Alice’s Chord (Live) [ft. Yaakov Levy and Dexter Story]
06 Joyous Gratitude (Live) [ft. The Cosmic Band and Kamasi Washington]
07 Delightfulllll / Waterfall [ft. Iasos]
08 4 Directions Collage [with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson]
09 Aetheriaztlan [ft. Turn On The Sunlight and Aztlan Unearthed]

Photo by Grace Oh
Cover Art by Jesse Moretti

MUSIC VIDEO: Nabowa “Trippin'” (From the album Nabowa Meets Carlos Niño & Friends featuring Multi-Instrumentalist Dexter Story)

Enjoy this video by the Japanese-based band Nabowa in support of their current album release entitled ‘Nabowa Meets Carlos Niño & Friends.’ The music for this down-to-earth, family-friendly video features special guest multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story.

Nabowa is a Japanese organic jam band based in Kyoto. Formed in April 2004, the group is composed of violinist Hiraku Yamamoto, guitarist Kanade Kageyama, djembe player Yu Kawakami, and bassist Itaru Horikawa, who joined in March 2006. Nabowa started their activities as a street band. Their live performances feature musical improvisation that crosses genre boundaries, blending dub, jazz, rock, ambient, modern music, etc. Nabowa’s genre-bending sound quickly gained widespread acclaim from all ages and attracted numerous live offers from multi places — clubs, live houses, cafe, bars, department store, temple, wedding hall, etc.

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Nabowa Trippin Video