Instructor, Electronic Music & Composition
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MM, 2005, Manhattan School of Music
Throughout his lifetime, Dustin Cicero has shared the stage/studio/camera with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Marilyn Horne, Ricco Barrino, Skooly, B.o.B, Domani Harris, Miss Mulatto, Young Dro, EverybodyKnowsStroud, Speech, Dun Deal, Stefon Harris,Jon Faddis, Kenny Garrett, Lewis Nash, Russell Malone, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, members of the NY Philharmonic, NY Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra, NY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and many others.
Dustin could be found playing saxophone in coffee shops, restaurants and clubs throughout New Orleans and Atlanta as early as age 14. After moving to New York City to attend Manhattan School of Music in 2003, Dustin became completely saturated in the music of NYC. After achieving a Master of Music in jazz saxophone performance, he began working as an audio engineer and saxophonist. During his 10 years in New York City, Dustin recorded, mixed and mastered hundreds of concerts and events.
Continuing his passion for saxophone performance, Dustin also performed at such venues in New York as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Brooklyn Lyceum, Garage, Bowery Poetry Club, and the Nassau Coliseum for the Vans Warped Tour.
Dustin currently resides in the Inman Park area of Atlanta with his wife& and teaches electronic music composition/production at Emory University and Drew Charter School. In addition, he also works as an audio mixing/mastering engineer, producer and saxophonist throughout the city.