U.C.C. ROYAL BRASS BAND
● 3- time winners on stage at the
World's famous APOLLO- New York- 1994
● Exciting, Enjoyable & Educational
● New Orleans Style Brass Band,
Jazz, R&B, POP or whatever the occasion
● Performed for N.J. Governor
Jon Corzine Inauguration Ceremony – 2006
The U.C.C. Royal Brass Band has brought many audiences to their feet in celebration, love and appreciation of the New Orleans traditional and R&B style music. They receive many accolades and standing ovations for their performances. U.C.C. Royal Brass Band has been in many news articles, and received many awards, proclamations, citations, resolutions, commendations from political, community, business and religious leaders for their work in the community and for showing support to the KATRINA tragedy.
Prior to the KATRINA tragedy, the U.C.C. Royal Brass Band performed with the famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans (http://www.dirtydozenbrass.com/). Following the KATRINA tragedy, the U.C.C. Royal Brass Band performed with the renowned REBIRTH Brass Band of New Orleans as well (http://www.rebirthbrassband.com/). We honor, respect and love our friends from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Rebirth Brass Band. We will always cherish their fellowship and continue to help keep this wonderful music in the hearts and minds of many.
One of the U.C.C. Royal Brass Band's purposes is to keep the legacy, music, and history of musicians such as those of the New Orleans and southern area ALIVE. The culture of this style of Band is very rich and greatly appreciated in the United States and many parts of the world.
Jamal P. Dickerson, whom many call the GENIUS, has been playing the trumpet since the second grade of elementary school. Using his high level of education and musicality, Jamal arranged, composed and produced the first CD for the U.C.C. Royal Brass Band. He also is credited for arranging and producing two African drum and song CD's. These three master pieces of incredible work has placed him among many greats.
Jamal is the musical director of the Unity Community Center's U.C.C. Music & Jazz Ensemble, and U.C.C. Royal Brass Band. Jamal is a 7th Degree Master Black Belt in the Martial Arts (Karate), the Supreme Captain of the Universal Pasha Karate School and the Drill Instructor of our World Champion UPK Pasha Generals. Jamal is also a member and performer for the Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra, lead and directed by Mr. Leon Mitchell
(http://www.phillylegendsofjazz.com/). His mentors and teachers are Mr. Leon Mitchell, (director of the Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra), Mr. Cullen Knight and Terell Stafford, (two famous trumpeters), Ryan Bates, Charles Elliot, Dr. Diane Lyle Smith, Melvin Miles, Charles Bowen, Bootsie Barnes, mentors in the Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra and many more.
Jamal Dickerson and his friend Hassan Sabree graduated from Morgan State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. They were leaders of the World Famous Morgan State University’s Magnificent Marching Machine (Band), Jazz Band, Pep Band and Orchestra. Jamal’s younger brother Nasir graduated from University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance in May of 2006. After graduating, Jamal, Hassan Sabree and Nasir came back to teach in the inner cities of Camden, New Jersey. Jamal is currently an Instrumental Music Teacher and Director of Bands for Camden Creative & Performing Arts Public Schools. Hassan is currently an Instrumental Music Teacher and Director for three Public Schools (Cream Family, Parkside Elementary and Forrest Hill Elementary School) in Camden, New Jersey. Nasir Dickerson is currently studying for his Master Degree in MUSIC EDUCATION at the University of the Arts, while teaching at Morgan Village Middle School and Cream Family School in Camden, New Jersey.
Jamal accredits his best friend Hassan Sabree and his younger brother Nasir Dickerson, as his best helpers, performers and professional supporters in the U.C.C. Royal Brass Band. He is married to his lovely wife Ronsha with their four wonderful children, Jamal II, Karima, Sekou-Moussa and Tenenfig, whom are also very supportive of all his endeavors. Please visit our web-site (www.unitycommunity.com) to learn more about these marvelous individuals, Jamal, Hassan and Nasir.
Theatrical Productions, Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars for:
Prestigious Events, Political Inaugurations, Community Programs,
Colleges, Universities, School Assemblies, Parades,
Pep Rallies, Sporting Events, Reunions, Graduations,
Weddings / Wedding Receptions, Cabarets,
Parties, Birthday Parties & Wakes