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. 



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!!!!!!



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




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..


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


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...


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!


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


Spaceworks Stack Session Performance Series Starts July 15.

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


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

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


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.


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




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.



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


Oct. 11 8:30 pm @ IBEAM Brooklyn

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