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

Thursday
Oct082015

Oct. 11 8:30 pm @ IBEAM Brooklyn

Excited to be playing with some of my friends from Chicago and some fellow New Yorkers...  

Friday
Jun262015

Words Are Not Enough/ Streams Album out July 21st.

Here is a teaser video for the upcoming releases.

 

Friday
May222015

Ibeam Residency May 28,29,30

Monday
Jan052015

Gilgore/ Dickens Duo Concert. Opening for ICP Orchestra Jan. 7

I'm a total ICP Orchestra fan.  If you're around Baltimore you should def. be there. 

Wednesday
Oct082014

The Dickens Campaign @ Atlas Arts in Washington D.C. Oct 11

 

Sunday
Sep282014

Rising Star Runner Up.... Drum Magazine 2014 Artist Awards

It was great to be included in Drum Magazines 2014 Drummies Artist Awards. 

There are some KILLING PLAYERS nominated in all categories.