Mr Andrew Dickeson

Lecturer in Drums

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Born in Newcastle, NSW, Andrew Dickeson began his musical education studying flute and percussion before dedicating himself to jazz drumming. After completing an Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he travelled to New York City in the early 1990s to study with jazz greats Art Taylor and Vernel Fournier.

Dickeson maintains a busy performance and recording schedule and over the years has worked with many of the world’s best contemporary jazz artists, including Branford Marsalis, Eddie Henderson, Johnny Griffin, Junior Cook, Lee Konitz, Annie Ross, Mark Murphy, Kirk Lightsey, Bobby Shew, Gene Wright, Gary Smulyan, Richie Cole, Tony Monaco and many others. He has also played with most major Australian jazz artists including Dale Barlow, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Don Rader, Roger Frampton, Mike Nock and Bob Barnard.

A fixture on the Sydney jazz scene and a regular performer at top festivals, Dickenson leads a number of groups of different sizes, including the Andrew Dickeson Quartet and the Andrew Dickeson Quintet. He returns to New York regularly to perform and study. Most recently he studied with Bernard Purdie, Michael Carvin, and the great Brazilian jazz drummer Vanderlei Pereira.

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Scott, C., Theak, D., Barlow, D., Bailey, J., Dickeson, A., Alder, W., Philpott, R., Loughnan, C., Biddell, K. (2007). 1. Dat Dere 2. Care For a Waltz? 3. Ki Ki 4. My Funny Valentine, Darn That Dream, My Ideal 5. Theme 3 6. Birdlike. Craig Scott presents the Jazz Faculty of the Sydney Con. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM Music.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Arthur, G., Scott, C., Brien, S., Dickeson, A. (2010). 1. I Concentrate On you 2. You Belong To Me 3. You Must Believe In Spring 4. How About You? (Freed/Lane) 5. Smile (Chaplin/Turner/Parsons) 6. What A Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele) 7. The Windmills Of Your Mind (Legrand/Bergman) 8. I'll Come Running (G. Arthur) 9. Make Someone Happy (Styne/Comden/Green) 10. Learnin' The Blues (D.Silvers). On The Gregg Arthur Quartet Lounge Jazz, CD, Sydney, Australia: Gregg Arthur Enterprises Pty Ltd/Hebbes Music group Pty Ltd.
  • Silk, L., Nassif, L., Washingmachine, G., Max-well Jones, R., Scott, C., Barnett, D., Dilosa, P., Carthew, D., Carthew, E., Robertson, A., Dickeson, A., et al (2003). 1. They Can't Take That Away From Me 2. Route 66 3. Spain 4. Little Egypt 5. Teach me Tonight 6. Cheek To Cheek 7. Li'l Darling 8. The Letter 9. We'll Be Together Again. On Together, CD, Sydney, Australia: Lorraine Silk/ Blues Point.

2010

  • Arthur, G., Scott, C., Brien, S., Dickeson, A. (2010). 1. I Concentrate On you 2. You Belong To Me 3. You Must Believe In Spring 4. How About You? (Freed/Lane) 5. Smile (Chaplin/Turner/Parsons) 6. What A Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele) 7. The Windmills Of Your Mind (Legrand/Bergman) 8. I'll Come Running (G. Arthur) 9. Make Someone Happy (Styne/Comden/Green) 10. Learnin' The Blues (D.Silvers). On The Gregg Arthur Quartet Lounge Jazz, CD, Sydney, Australia: Gregg Arthur Enterprises Pty Ltd/Hebbes Music group Pty Ltd.

2007

  • Scott, C., Theak, D., Barlow, D., Bailey, J., Dickeson, A., Alder, W., Philpott, R., Loughnan, C., Biddell, K. (2007). 1. Dat Dere 2. Care For a Waltz? 3. Ki Ki 4. My Funny Valentine, Darn That Dream, My Ideal 5. Theme 3 6. Birdlike. Craig Scott presents the Jazz Faculty of the Sydney Con. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM Music.

2003

  • Silk, L., Nassif, L., Washingmachine, G., Max-well Jones, R., Scott, C., Barnett, D., Dilosa, P., Carthew, D., Carthew, E., Robertson, A., Dickeson, A., et al (2003). 1. They Can't Take That Away From Me 2. Route 66 3. Spain 4. Little Egypt 5. Teach me Tonight 6. Cheek To Cheek 7. Li'l Darling 8. The Letter 9. We'll Be Together Again. On Together, CD, Sydney, Australia: Lorraine Silk/ Blues Point.

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