Pod Cast of Red Light Growler

Just heard this online of a recent gig with RLG.







Recording In the Works



               SO its official I am recording an album in April. This album is going to be a duo album with all my friends that live in New York, well most of my friends that live in NYC. SO there will be sax/drum, trumpet/drum, drum/drum, and I'm thinking of piano/drum and maybe vocal/drum duos. The tunes will be a mix of free and composed tunes with a few surprises thrown in during the heat of the battle. I'll be keeping a blog ( as I deal with pre-production through post-production. So here we go..


Ben Cohen/ Deric Dickens Duo by DericDickens


Last minute show with Amy Cervini @ The 55 Bar

Please join me at the 55 Bar (55 Christopher Street @ seventh Ave.) for a last minute show! I'm be making music with Amy Cervini, Michael Cabe, and Mark Lau again! Please come hang with us at the 55 Bar from 6 - 9PM tomorrow night. Hope to see you there!


John Ralston Christmas 7" Album Pre-order starts today!

A couple of years ago I worked with this great Indie musician John Ralston.  He has a Christmas 7" album out with some of the stuff we did. The Album contains the new single “Jesus Christ” b/w “A Marigny Xmas” on vinyl (with digital downloads of course) via the folks at 24 Hour Service Station! 2 new songs on colored vinyl. 150 copies on red. 150 on white.

Check out "A Marigny Xmas"



 JOHN RALSTON - A Marigny Christmas (A Marigny Xmas) by sonshine

I hope everyone has a great Holiday Season.


Jon Crowley Quartet @ Chris' Jazz Cafe Thursday Dec. 9


For My friends in Philly.  I'm playing with the Jon Crowley Quartet at Chris Jazz Cafe Thursday, December 9 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Jon Crowley- Trumpet
Akayo Sato- Piano
Kenji Yoshieake- bass
Deric Dickens- Drums

Chris' Jazz Cafe: 1421 Sansom St. Philadelphia
Thurs Nov 9th
7-10 (2 sets)
$10/5 students


How to screw yourself over as an artist!

The top 10 list of how to make life hard for yourself.


Amy Cervini @ 55 Bar Sept. 14

I've got a gig with Amy Cervini at the 55 Bar September 14. 7-9 Come hang out.

We'll be trying out some new tunes for Amy's Blossom Dearie Tribute Record! Come get a sneak peak!
Amy Cervini - voice
Michael Cabe - piano
Jesse Lewis - guitar
Mark Lau - bass
Deric Dickens - drums


Red Light Growler



Check out the new Post-Rock band I am playing with: Red Light Growler

We're playing our first show next friday(Sept 17th) at The Local 269, in the Lower East Side(NYC).



The Group includes:

Jon Crowley- trumpet 
Ross Edwards- Keyboard 
Noah Garabedian- bass 
Deric Dickens- drums


Jon Crowley Quintet @ Shrine

I am playin' a set up at Shrine, Harlem with a great band. Monday Aug 23rd. 7-8pm. Some standards, some originals. Come hang.

No Cover, No Minimum

Jon Crowley-trumpet
Michael Eaton- Tenor
Alex Collins- Piano
Julian Smith- Bass
Deric Dickens- Drums


JaLaLa: Janis Siegel, Laurel Masse & Lauren Kinhan | The Egg Albany NY
Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse, founding members of The Manhattan Transfer join forces with Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices for an evening of standards, featuring the music of Johnny Mercer from their new recording, and other jazz classics.

Yaron Gershovsky- piano
Steve La Spina- bass
Deric Dickens-drums




Mel Lewis Famous Ride

Got to play on the famous cut out Mel Lewis ride.



Come check out the Jon Crowley Quintet on May, 10.


Ok kids bundle up out there.

In PA. while Matt Wilson records the Christmas Album.   And yes its May and hot.



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