Andrew Dickeson is one of the best known and best respected jazz drummers in Australia and Asia. He teaches jazz history at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, and he leads and plays in various bands throughout our region. Most recently he's become a band leader specialising in straight ahead swinging bands for dancers. His core dance band, the Blue Rhythm Band is so popular with dancers it risks being over-exposed.
He will take unreasonable requests and build you the best band you've ever booked.
Sam and Andrew
Are jazz buddies. They share music, argue about which Basie recordings are best (Andrew: Savory, Sam: Atomic band at the Crescendo), and live in the same neighbourhood. They also share a great passion for jazz, and for running a very tight ship. Safe gigs and good company give a band the solid foundation they need to do inspired creative work.
Sam and Andrew have been collaborating on live band projects for dancers since the Little Big Weekend in 2014. They are good friends, even though Sam can't believe Andrew doesn't dance, and Andrew can't believe Sam still hasn't listened to the Savory recordings.