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John Dikeman

John Dikeman ©Alexandros Zakkas

American saxophonist currently residing in Amsterdam. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources, John’s playing runs the gamut of improvised music and technique, ranging from reductionist extended technique based improvisation to full throttle free jazz. The underlying characteristic of his music is an unnerving commitment, a total abandonment to sound. John has performed extensively in the USA as well as Canada, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Sudan, Israel, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands where he is an active performer and organizer. He has recorded three albums as a leader and performed with many of the most notable improvisers from the USA and abroad including Joe McPhee, Han Bennink, Andy Moor, Terrie Ex, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Roy Campbell, Hilliard Greene, Mike Reed, Frank Rosaly, Klaus Kugel, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Vatcher, Daniel Carter, Lukas Ligeti, Tatsuya Nakatani, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Peter Jacquemyn…

“Dikeman’s playing… is filled with heavy doses of rampaging fire.”
Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine


23 Jun 2013 - 20:30

FIRE BRANDS a night of free jazz and fire music.

Johannes Bauer, trombone
Clayton Thomas, double bass
Tony Buck, drums

John Dikeman, saxophones.
Jasper Stadhouders, guitar and bass.
Onno Govaert, drums.