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Sean Rickman
Miles Davis Tribute feat. Hancock, Shorter, & Miller - United States


Sean Rickman, a native of Washington DC, is a self-taught singer, guitarist, bassist, and drummer. After performing with the DC reggae band, Blacksheep, Sean relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in 1992 to work with guitarist Shawn Lane which led to a US tour opening for Robben Ford, the release of Shawn Lane’s Powers of Ten album and two instructional videos (Power Licks and Power Solos) on REH Video. Lane later released Powers of Ten Live and Tri Tone Fascination featuring more of Sean’s performances. In 1993, Sean relocated to Los Angeles to perform with his father, veteran guitarist Phil Upchurch. Together, they toured Europe and performed throughout the Southern California area. During 1994-96, Sean performed with singer Angela Bofill. This led to performances on her Love In Slow Motion album in ’95. Sean toured with Sony artist Maxwell in ’96 and then joined alto saxophonist Steve Coleman in the spring of ‘96.

During 2000 Sean toured with MeshellNdegeocello and performed on her album Cookie. He continued to tour and record with Steve Coleman until 2002 performing on Genesis & the Opening of the Way, Sonic Language of Myth, Ascension to Light, Resistance is Futile, and the 64 Paths.

While working with Coleman, Sean produced and later joined Dapp Theory featuring pianist/composer Andy Milne releasing New Age of Aquarius (1999), Y’all Just Don’t Know (2002), and the latest, Layers of Chance (2008).

Sean released his first DVD Compositional Drumming in 2002 and gives clinics and lessons when available in the US. Sean has also recorded many original compositions to be later released featuring him as vocalist, guitarist, bassist and drummer.

Sean’s list of artists he has been featured with include Garaj Mahal, Steve Coleman, Maxwell, George Clinton, Meshell Ndegeocello, Angela Bofill, Phil Upchurch, Shawn Lane, David Fiucynski& Screaming Headless Torsos, Randy Brecker, TimucinSahin, Kai Eckhardt, George Duke, Regina Belle, Dapp Theory, Anthony Tidd’s Quite Sane, and K’Alyn.

In 2011, he performed with the Miles Davis Tribute featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, and Sean Jones.

2013 saw the release of his solo CD, One.

Sean's new lessons website launches Dec 1st 2013 at


Official Sean Rickman Site

Preview One on iTunes

Preview One on CDBaby

Equipment Configuration

MMP Masters Series
22x16 bass drum
8x8 tom
10x10 tom
12x10 tom
14x12 tom
16x14 tom
13x5.5 brass Sensitone snare drum
13x3 brass snare drum

B1000 boom stand x 2
T1000 dbl. tom stand x 2
TC1000 tom/cymbal stand
CH1000 cymbal holder x 4
H1000 hi-hat stand
S1000 snare stand x 2
P2002C double pedal
D1000 throne
CLH1000 closed hi-hat
AX20 adapter x 2
AX38 adapter x 3
PS85 pedal stabilizer