Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Dickey, Dave, trombonist; b. Des Moines, Iowa, 8 May 1974. Graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in Jazz Studies/Performance. Played and recorded with the University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band (2 CDs: Lab '98 and a live performance for the ITG concert featuring Randy Brecker, Byron Stripling, and Vincent DiMartino). He received a Masters in Performing Arts Production from Florida International University in Miami. He is now living in Miami, Florida, where he plays with jazz groups, Latin groups, and studio work.
He has worked with jazz artist such as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Tito Puente, Nestor Torres, David Sanborn, Dave Liebman, John Fedchock, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Byron Stripling, Vincent DiMartino, Art Seres, Vic Damone, Melton Mustafa, Dennis Noday, Duffy Jackson, Four Freshman, Bob Hoose, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Pete Peterson Jazz Colection Orchestra, and many others. He has worked with Latin (salsa) artists such as Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Rey Ruiz, Eddie Santiago, Tito Nueves, Huey Dunbar (DLG), Roberto Torres, Hansel y Raul, Tropicana All-Stars, Los Doctores del Ritmo and others. He has also worked with Roberta Flack, Denise Williams, O'Jays, and the Manhattans.
Dave has his own weekly jazz radio show on WDNA-Miami 88.9 FM. It can also be heard live on the Internet at www.wdna.org. He has interviewed musicians on his show such as Bob Mintzer, Bill Watrous, Peter Erskine, John Hicks, Steve Turre, John Fedchock, Andy Martin, Bob McChesney, Michael Davis, Fred Wesley, Jiggs Whigham, Gordon Goodwin, Kevin Mahogany, Alan Harris, Melton Mustafa, Dennis Noday, and others.
Dave was a musician and an actor in the Arturo Sandoval movie on HBO called "For Love Or Country." He was also performing and soloing in a documentary movie on Cuban music called "La Cuba Mia" backing up Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, and other Cuban artists.