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Andrew Dickeson is one of Australia’s most prominent, prolific and accomplished musicians. He
has been very fortunate during his career to perform with many International Jazz greats, as well
as the cream of Australia’s Jazz musicians.
Andrew has performed, toured and recorded with the following International Jazz artists:
Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, Junior Cook, Charles McPherson, Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring,
Richie Cole, Red Holloway, Branford Marsalis, Justin Robinson, Willie Williams, Ned Goold, Jerry
Weldon, Scott Robinson, Dave Schumaker, Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson
Bobby Shew, Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Valery Ponamarev, Leroy Jones, Jon Erik Kelso,
Warren Vache, Marcus Printup, Terell Stafford, Bob Montgomery
TromboneBruce Paulson, Dan Barrett, Al Herman, Wycliffe Gordon
Ronnie Matthews, Kirk Lightsey, Mickey Tucker, Stephen Scott, Peggy Stern, Norman Simmons,
David Williams, John Clayton, Eugene “The Senator” Wright, Peter Ind, Pat O’Leary, Kengo
Nakamura, Neal Caine
Mark Murphy, Annie Ross, Andy Bey, Barbara Morrison, Vanessa Rubin, Giacamo Gates, Dee
Daniels, Charito, Claire Martin, Lea DeLaria
Martin Taylor, Howard Alden, Sheryl Bailey, Bruce Forman
Michel Benebig, Tony Monaco, Pat Bianchi
Worked with almost all leading Australian Jazz musicians in a variety of combinations including:
Tom Baker’s Swing Orchestra, Tom Baker’s Chicago Seven, Dale Barlow Band, Gordon Brisker,
Errol Buddle Quartet, Don Burrows Band, Brad Child Orchestra, Sandy Evans’ Clarion Fracture
Zone, Roger Frampton’s Intersection, Bobby Gebert Trio (Winner MO award Best Jazz Group),
Renee Geyer, Bernie McGann Band, James Morrison Band, James Muller, Mike Nock Quartet,
Don Rader Quintet, Andrew Speight’s – Now’s the Time (Aria Award Winner),Monica Trapaga,
George Washingmachine, John Harkins Trio, Dan Barnett Big Band, Steve McKenna Trio, Darren
Heinrich Organ Trio, Bob Barnard.
Andrew also has a busy schedule of overseas performances.
His career is rapidly building in Japan where he has performed with Charito, Kengo Nakamura’s
“ROOTS2” band featuring Wess Anderson and Marcus Printup, The “Tokyo Manila Jazz and Arts
Festival”, Joh Yamada, Keiji Matsushima, Akane Matsumoto, Yuichi Inoue, “Always Smiling Trio”
featuring Simon Cosgrove and Ryuichi Yamamura.
Other recent performance include New York, Europe, New Caledonia, Brazil, Laos, Hong Kong and
His highly regarded quintet with Roger Manins, Eamon McNelis, Steve Barry and Alex
Boneham – featured on his debut CD “Weaver Of Dreams”, as well as his Sydney-based group
His 2 most recent releases “Is That So” – featuring NYC sax giant Eric Alexander, and “The Song Us You” with Nick Hempton and Carl Dewhurst, have been getting rave reviews here and abroad.
His “Blue Rhythm Band” is Australia’s number 1 band for swing dancers.
As well as his performing schedule Andrew has a passionate interest in music education – focusing
on Jazz. He lectures in Jazz Drums, Ensemble, Rhythm Section Workshop and Jazz History at the
Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His list of former and current students comprises the majority of
the young, happening drummers on the Sydney scene. He is also involved in school and private
tuition, clinics and workshops and as a visiting “artist in residence” for various institutions.
His list of students is a who’s-who of the Australian drum scene:
Adam Pache, Simon Ert, Jamie Castrisos, Jamie Cameron, James Waples, Paul Derricott, James
Jennings, Tim Firth, Graham Hunt, Oliver Nelson, Jodie Michael, Lozz Benson, Tim Geldens, Ali
Foster, Ross Ferraro, Steve Lamante, Finn Ryan, Alex Nichols, Angus Diggs, Ben Fitzpatrick,
Aiden Haiworth, Jason Isaac, Deva Permana, Alex Masso, Nick Meredith, Michael Avenaim,
Fernando DelGado, Francisco Munoz, Ko Omura, Dominic Robinson, Rob Turner and more.
Andrew is also a perpetual student – striving to improve and excel. He studied in New York City
with Jazz masters Art Taylor and Vernel Fournier. His current teacher – really more of a coach or
even “guru” is the amazing Michael Carvin. He has also studied recently with Bernard Purdie and
Brazillian master Vanderlai Pereira.
Andrew is proud to endorse and perform exclusively on Canopus Drums – from Tokyo, Japan, and ProLogix Percussion practice pads.