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Andrew Dickeson Quartet

November 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


ANDREW DICKESON QUARTET // Saturday, November 28, 2020 // Doors open 6:40 pm // The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson

Known for his crisp, hard-swinging style, Andrew Dickeson has been one of the foremost drummers on the Australian Jazz scene for over 25 years. He played & studied in Australia before spending time in New York playing and studying with jazz legends Art Taylor, Vernel Fournier and more recently Michael Carvin. He has worked with very many American Jazz stars such as Johnny Griffin, Junior Cook, Lee Konitz, Branford Marsalis, Eric Alexander, Charles McPherson, Eddie Henderson, Warren Vache and Kirk Lightsey, as well as practically every jazz figure in the Australian Jazz scene. He appears on around 100 CDs, nominated for and winners of numerous jazz awards, and is in constant demand in Australia and overseas, including Japan.

Following the success of his long-awaited CD called “Weaver of Dreams” which received outstanding reviews and accolades, Dickeson’s most recent releases are with his Quartet, including his newest album, ‘Groove’, recorded in New York with US bass heavyweight Rodney Whitaker and pianist Wayne Kelly. In 2019 releases included ‘The Song Is You’ recorded in New York City and featuring some of his best-loved songs by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Thelonious Monk, Bernie McGann, Cedar Walton and more, and ‘’Is that so?’ recorded in New York with saxophone giant Eric Alexander (both available at andrewdickeson.com and on the night for purchase and signing).

Andrew Dickeson – drums, leader
Brad Child – saxophone
Sam Rollings – guitar
Jacob Graham – bass

‘Brad Child’ is undoubtedly Australia’s king of swing saxophone – with a lush tone reminiscent of Ben Webster and Chu Berry, he is a master not only of the swingin’ blues style but a peerless interpreter of the great ballad songs.

Sam Rollings is one of Australia’s most in-demand jazz guitarists. Known for his sensitive and tasteful style – he is the perfect partner for Brad in the front line of this group.

Jacob Graham is, without doubt, Australia’s young lion of the double bass. He plays with a style and swing way beyond his years – and is definitely a “new star on the Jazz horizon”!


Doors Open: 5:30 pm
First Set: 7:00-7:45 pm
Second Set: 8:10-8:55 pm
Third Set: 9:15-10:00 pm

Admission: Show Only $55 + booking fee
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The Mechanics Institute’s newly refurbished back room opens at 5.30 pm for food & refreshments courtesy of ‘Red Pepper Catering’. Liquor will also be available by donation.

This event is part of ‘Great Southern Nights’ Series and was made possible with financial assistance from the NSW Government, Destinations NSW and ARIA. In addition, our public venue, The Mechanics Institute, is sponsored by a donation from our local Katoomba Bendigo Bank branch.


November 28, 2020
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mechanics Institute Lawson
284 Great Western Highway
Lawson (Enter near 18 Yileena Ave), NSW 2783 Australia
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