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NASIR P. DICKERSON

Nasir Dickerson, BA, MA, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Dickerson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Camden, New Jersey.  He is a 2002 graduate and 4th of his class in Camden High School.  He has achieved high academic accomplishments, especially, in math, science and music education.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, with perfect attendance, and has been the president of his class since his freshman year.  Nasir has also earned many academic scholarships and awards, such as the Alexander Oaks Award, which was given to the number one senior student who has won the respect and approval of the administration, faculty, staff and student body, for academic scholarship, character, personality and athletic interest. Nasir was accepted into the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance in May of 2006.  May of 2007 Nasir earned and received his Master Degree in MUSIC EDUCATION at the UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, with high academic honors.

Presently, Nasir is employed at the Camden Public Schools (Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy) in Camden, New Jersey as a Music Teacher.  He earned the award of the Best Teacher of the Year in 2010.  In 2002 he formed his own jazz group called Nasir Dickerson and the Renaissance Messengers.  Today Nasir produced two wonderful CD's (albums) called the Journey to the Fatherland and The Revealer.  Nasir performed and/or actively performs for many legendary greats such as the Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra (Leon Mitchell), Stylistics, Intruders and Urban Guerilla Orchestra.  He also open for legendary jazz greats, such as Dr. Donald Byrd, Robert "Bootsie" Barnes, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Heath, Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Duane Eubanks, Jymie Merritt, Mickey Roker, Stanley Wilson and Sid Simmons.  Also, today Nasir performs for wedding bands called the CTO World Entertainment Group (Park Avenue), Bounce - The New Evolution, and The Tony Grandberry Project in the Philadelphia area.

Nasir, a professional and highly skilled member of the world renowned Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, performed in the movie called WARRIOR by LIONSGATE with famous actors Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte and Jennifer Morrison.  The movie Warrior was shown in movie theaters across America in 2011 and now on DVD.

Expanding and sharing his musical knowledge in Hip Hop and Rap in 2012 Nasir played in a video shoot for the famous rapper Beanie Sigel and State Property.  Another historical moment in music happen on September 1, 2012 when Nasir played for newly signed artist named Stalley from the famous rapper and businessman Rick Ross, at Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nasir has been playing and studying musical instruments, such as the tuba, tenor, baritone, alto and soprano saxophones since the second grade.  He was inspired and taught by many great professors and teachers, such as Mr. Leon Mitchell, Mr. Charles Bowen Sr., Mr. Charles Elliott, Mr. Ronald Kerber, Mr. Tony Salicondro, Mr. Chris Farr, Mr. Danny Muller, Mr. Ben Schachter, Mr. Dennis Wasko, Mr. Tony Miceli, Mr. John Swana, Ms. Trudy Pitts, Mr. Lovett Hines and his older brother Mr. Jamal Dickerson.  Nasir was also part of a musical team winning an Emmy Award on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Nasir is also a World Champion 6th Degree Master Black Belt in Karate and a member of a Discipline Military Style Drill Team called the World Champion UPK Pasha Generals.  Nasir is also a long standing and key member of the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, which is famous for its electrifying drummers, sensational dancers, exciting masquerade and acrobatic show performing all over America also in Africa and the Caribbean.

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 Nasir's 1st CD
NASIR DICKERSON and THE RENAISSANCE MESSENGERS

(Journey To FATHERLAND)

A MASTER PIECE OF WORK-  A ALBUM OF DEEP SPIRITUAL MEANING
JAZZ AT IT'S BEST  (CLICK HERE OR ON PHOTO ALBUM TO ORDER)

 

Nasir's 2nd CD
NASIR DICKERSON and THE RENAISSANCE MESSENGERS
(THE REVEALER)

The world has been waiting quite a while for the next Jazz renaissance to start.
Well world, wait no longer, it has arrived with Nasir Dickerson and the Renaissance
Messengers.  Submitted by Leon Mitchell

(CLICK HERE OR ON PHOTO ALBUM TO ORDER)

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Nasir (Sax), Nasir (Tuba), Nasir (UCC Royal Brass Band), Nasir (Karate) & Nasir (Kora-Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble)


Nasir, Mother-Wanda & Big Brother Jamal / Father Robert, Nasir & Mother / Nasir & his Big Brother Jamal


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NASIR'S RENAISSANCE MESSENGERS
(JAZZ at its BEST)

 

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Performing at many prestigious events


!                   Nasir was born into the Arts, Martial Arts and Music.   Nasir=s musical career began in the second grade
            on the trumpet, then clarinet and he soon found his place playing the Alto saxophone in the fourth grade.

!                   Nasir learned to play the Alto and Baritone saxophone in middle school with his school teacher,
            Mr. Charles Elliot. 

 

 

In the eighth grade Nasir was introduced to his very first private teacher, Mr. Charles Bowen Sr. by
his older brother
Jamal DickersonMr. Bowen
=s influence on the tenor sax, lead Nasir to pursue
his future saxophone playing primarily on the tenor saxophone.

 

!                   Participated in the Camden All City Fine and Performing Arts program all four years of high school. 

!                   Nasir became a member at the  Philadelphia Clef Club (Mr. Donald Gardner) in 1998, through his God-Father,
            Mr. Leon Mitchell, musical director for the Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra
            in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

!                   1998, Nasir attended Camden High School, where he began to learn brass instruments such as
             the Baritone, Tuba and Sousaphone, while participating as band captain in the school marching band. 

!                   Summer 2000, Nasir opened for trumpeter Dr. Donald Byrd.

 !                   Summer of 2001, Nasir opened for Mr. Wallace Roney.

 !                   In 2002, Nasir graduated in the top ten of his class, receiving a full scholarship to
             The University of the Arts, at which he is pursuing a Master
=s Degree in Music Education. 

 !                   Summer 2002, Nasir Opened for Mr. Jimmy Heath.

!                    Fall 2002, Nasir formed Jazz group called the RENAISSANCE MESSENGERS.

!                    2003, Nasir opened for the Cyrus Chestnut trio.                                      

!                    2005, Nasir opened for the Trane Stop Program, ASearch of a New Land Quintet@.
             (Duane Eubanks, Jymie Merritt, Mickey Roker, Stanley Wilson, Sid Simmons)

!           2005, Movie (The Battle of Eshu and Iku), Director and Writer, Mr. Aaron Blandon

!                     In 2006 Nasir, graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a
             Bachelor Degree in Music Performance and continued working towards his Master's Degree
             in Music Education

!                    2006, Nasir recorded his first Jazz CD -  JOURNEY TO FATHERLAND.

!                     In May of 2007 Nasir, earned and received his Masterís Degree in MUSIC EDUCATION at
             University of the Arts
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with high academic honors.

 !                   Nasir constantly expresses his love and appreciation for the UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS and
             especially  to his professors and teachers at the University of the Arts.   His appreciation is
             manifested in his love of the arts and the fact that he has chosen music education as his career.
             Some of the professors and teachers who has been his inspiration are, Mr. Ronald Kerber,
             Tony Salicondro, Chris Farr, Danny Muller, Ben Schachter, Dennis Wasko, Tony Miceli,
             John Swana and Trudy Pitts.

 !                    2010, Nasir recorded his second Jazz CD- THE REVEALER

 !                   February 2011 Nasir was awarded TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2011 at MORGAN VILLAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

 !     Nasir, a professional and highly skilled member of the world renowned Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble,
             performed in the movie called WARRIOR by LIONSGATE with famous actors Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte
             and Jennifer Morrison.  The movie Warrior was shown in movie theaters across America in 2011 and now on DVD.

!     2012 Nasir played in a video shoot for the famous rapper Beanie Sigel and State Property

!     September 1, 2012 when Nasir played for newly signed artist named Stalley from the famous rapper and
             businessman Rick Ross, at Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CURRENT / MUSICAL CAREER:
Employed by Camden Public Schools/ MUSIC EDUCATOR
Member of the
Mr. Leon Mitchell's Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra
Studying under
Mr. Charles Bowen Sr.
Performing for CTO World Entertainment Group
Performing with his Jazz Group - RENAISSANCE MESSENGERS
Performing with his mentor and oldest brother
Jamal's UCC Royal Brass Band
Philadelphia Clef Club under Lovett Hines, a music teacher/ educational director
and legendary tenor saxophonist
Robert Bootsie Barnes,


CONTACT NASIR - E-MAIL-  Nasir83@aol.com

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