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Nasir Dickerson

Saxophonist | Composer | Recording Artist | Performer | Arranger | Educator | Band Leader

Nasir Dickerson

Saxophonist | Composer | Recording Artist | Performer | Arranger | Educator | Band Leader

Let It Shine (feat. Danielle Nichole)

by Nasir Dickerson | Let It Shine


About “Nas”

Nasir Dickerson, BA, MA, Saxophonist, Kora player, African Flutist, composer, producer and recording artist. Emmy Award winning music educator. A student of the late greats, Charles Bowen, Robert Bootsie Barnes and Leon Mitchell; and Presently Cullen Knight. Nasir is the Leader of the jazz sextet, “The Renaissance Messengers” & “Life Light Empower”. He is also the Artistic/music director of “The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble,” and a World Champion 7th Degree Master Black Belt in the martial arts, inducted into three Hall of Fames.

He has performed with artist such as, The Legendary Roots Crew, Vocalist Bilal, Quest Love, Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Vocalist Maysa, Akua Naru, Miki Howard, Jeff Bradshaw, Rappers Beanie Sigel, State Property, Stalley, The legendary Stylistics, The Intruders, the Philadelphia Eagles and more. He has opened 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, Sid Simmons and more. In 2011, Nasir along with his family’s organization, The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, performed in the movie “WARRIOR” by LIONSGATE starring Nick Nolte.

Being the multi-instrumentalist that he is, Nasir has released 3 albums featuring many different aspects of his creative force. “Let it Shine” (2022), “The Revealer” (2011), and “Journey to Fatherland” (2009) displaying such talents. Nasir is also the band director for the “Little Jazz Giants”. Currently, Nasir, accompanied by his brother Jamal Dickerson, are the directors of both the Camden High School Mighty Marching Panthers Band and the Creative Arts Jazz Band.

Upcoming Events

With Jeff Bradshaw

The Dell Music Center 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19132, United States