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
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.
A MASTER PIECE OF WORK- A ALBUM OF DEEP SPIRITUAL MEANING
The world has been waiting quite a while for the next Jazz renaissance to start.
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Nasir was born into the Arts,
Martial Arts and Music. Nasir=s
musical career began in the second grade
Nasir learned to play the Alto and
Baritone saxophone in middle school with his school teacher,
In the eighth grade Nasir was
introduced to his very first private teacher,
Mr. Charles Bowen Sr.
! Participated in the Camden All City Fine and Performing Arts program all four years of high school.
Nasir became a member at the
Clef Club (Mr. Donald Gardner) in 1998, through his God-Father,
1998, Nasir attended Camden High
School, where he began to learn brass instruments such as
! 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
! 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
of a New Land Quintet@.
! 2005, Movie (The Battle of Eshu and Iku), Director and Writer, Mr. Aaron Blandon
Nasir, graduated from the University of the Arts in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a
! 2006, Nasir recorded his first Jazz CD - JOURNEY TO FATHERLAND.
In May of 2007
Nasir, earned and received his
Masterís Degree in
Nasir constantly expresses his love
and appreciation for the
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
! 2010, Nasir recorded his second Jazz CD- THE REVEALER
! February 2011 Nasir was awarded TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2011 at MORGAN VILLAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
professional and highly skilled member of the world renowned Universal African
Dance & Drum Ensemble,
! 2012 Nasir played in a video shoot for the famous rapper Beanie Sigel and State Property
2012 when Nasir played for newly signed artist named Stalley from the famous
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CONTACT NASIR - E-MAIL- Nasir83@aol.com