The trio of John Dikeman, William Parker and Hamid Drake was formed for Doek Festival #12. An ad hoc constellation can be hit or miss in improvised music but this trio has become much more than that, growing with each tour into a unique musical partnership. This will be their fourth European tour since that first meeting in 2014. The are the most important and powerful figures of creative jazz.
Hamid Drake has been widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers.
William Parker, as a unique bass player has built a grandiose musical realm around himself by coworking with many renowned musicians and by being always motivated to discover new musical islands.
John Dikeman is an 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. John has performed extensively in the Netherlands and USA as well as Canada, Brasil, Russia and throughout Europe and the Middle East.