Friday
Sep082017

Zero Point @ Cornelia Street Cafe 9/23

I'll be at Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan on September 23 @ 6:00pm with Zero Point.  I'm really loving this collective and how the improvovisation is really opening up.  Added to the lineup for this show is  Manabu Kitada, bass clarinet and Pianist James Carney.  Super excited to see where this music goes during this show.

Monday
Aug212017

Preformed the Music of Gigi Gryce @ The Smithsonian Institution. 

This was a pretty amazing gig and I am really hoping we get to do this music again.  Please for the love of god....  Find out all you can about Gigi...  I slept on his music for too long. 

 

Monday
Jun262017

Ever wanted to know about me???? Read this... 

Want to know the nuts and bolts about me...   Read this article from my home town magazine.  It's quick, it's fun, it's entertaining, and it's all the information about how I started playing drums...  Plus I'm the center fold!!!!!!

https://issuu.com/southlandpublications/docs/online_jan_feb_march_2015_reduced

 

Sunday
Apr162017

Zero Point album Thoughts Become Matter out March 31.

Marius Duboule - Classical and Electric Guitar,

Deric Dickens - Drums and Percussion,

Daniel Carter - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophone,

Michael Bates - Double Bass

 

 

Friday
Mar242017

Flying out for the Zero - Point CD Release Tour..

If your in Europe please take at look at the tour schedule..  Love to see you out and about.

Thoughts Become Matter is out today. 

Find it here..   www.zeropoint-music.com

Tuesday
Feb212017

Upcoming tour in Switzerland / UK / Berlin and others TBA 

I'll be playing out on tour with Zero Point which includes Marius Duboule, guitar / Daniel Carter, Winds /  Michael Bates, Bass / And myself of drums and percussion.  Look out for a CD and Videos in the near future..

March 31 / Swiss Radio Espace 2 “Magnétique”
April 1 / AMR, Geneva
April 2 / Cafe OTO, London
April 3 / Krakow, Poland
April 5 / Kino Zukunft Berlin
April 6 / Interview Swiss Radio Espace 2 “JazzZ”
April 7 / Interview Vinylculture
April 7 / Cully Jazz Festival

April 8 / Sowieso, Berlin

Friday
Nov112016

Teaching has started in Hangzhou.

Some great fun as I started some introductory drum lessons here in China.  November 14th I start teaching college / adults creativity and improvisation.  Really stoked to work with some Conservatory Students on ways to think way outside the box...

Friday
Oct212016

In Hangzhou this weekend...

 

Excited about this great concert thats happening this weekend with Rafal Sarnecki...  Come to China...  Come for the Jazz  stay for the food. You Dig!

Friday
Sep302016

Heading to Hangzhou China for Teaching and Gigs.

Hey Guys.  I'll be spending the next few months in Hangzhou China.  While there I'll playing a residency at the JZ Club with weekend festval gigs all around China.  I will also be teaching at a few schools and doing a ton of masterclasses on Creativity and Improvisation at the club.  Def. get in touch if you're interested in lessons or want to play.  Totally stoked to also be hanging with some great Noise musicians in China. Check for more dates and videos. 

Oct.10th 9:30pm Annie Chen Sextet @ Mofan Loft, Suzhou, China

Oct.15th 3:00pm Annie Chen Sextet @ Blooming Music Festival, Hangzhou, China

Oct.22nd 3:00pm with Rafal Sarnecki Quintet @ Blooming Music Festival, Hangzhou, China

More Dates TBA

Saturday
Jul162016

Spaceworks Stack Session Performance Series Starts July 15.

Excited about a new perfromance series I am curating for Spaceworks.  Check them out here Spaceworks

Tuesday
May242016

Dickens / Wallace Duo with Perfect Friend at Ibeam Brooklyn May 26.

Great evening of music on May 26 starting at 8:30.

Friday
Apr152016

Bi-Weekly YouTube Vlog Started

I had been talking about starting a YouTube Vlog for a while.  I finally just gave in and started.  Right now we are doing day/ weeks in the life of a NYC Jazz Musician with some product reviews and lots of rehearsal/ performance footage.  I'm excited to see what this becomes.  You can find that here.

Friday
Apr152016

Artist In Residence at Georgetown Day School March 2-5

I had a great time teaching, performing and judging at the GDS Jazz Festival.  Really beautiful performance at the end with Aaron Quinn, Brad Linde and Nadje Noordhuis.  Georgetown Day School Jazz Festival

 

 

Sunday
Dec132015

Movie Soundtrack Recording.  

I was super lucky to record a tune for the upcoming movie "Indignation".  Live studio orchestra with Jane Moheit singing, all in the same room.  Also a major plus was the request for a vintage kit with all calf skin heads.  Huge room, amazing orchestra, amazing singer, amazing sound.

 

Monday
Oct192015

Aaron Quinn / Deric Dickens Duo Oct. 13  8:30pm