Dixon Nacey’s 18 year music career has seen him perform jazz with some of the world’s top musicians. He is a premier fixture in New Zealand’s jazz, rock, covers, pop, blues and funk music scenes and can be heard on a number of albums across these genres. He has composed tunes for both the first and second CD’s released by his group – ‘The Samsom Nacey Haines trio’.

Dixon leads his own jazz combos, manages and performs with ‘The Kingpins’ corporate band, works a regular covers circuit with ‘Black Salt’ and has recently been through USA, Canada, New Caledonia, Singapore, The Cook Islands and Thailand, performing in a large variety of groups.

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He currently teaches guitar and coaches ensembles at Auckland University’s jazz music department and at the Excel School of Performing Arts. Dixon also regularly hosts guitar workshops throughout the country.

Dixon has a unique talent to teach, inspire and communicate the art of Jazz Guitar and has taught and mentored 100′s of Guitarist from beginner to advanced level.


“Dixon is the best tutor I’ve ever had in 8 years of guitar tuition, he not only knows what to teach but can show you how and where to use it.

Thomas Pearson

‘His x-factor lies in the enthusiasm and reverence with which he approaches music. This is what has him widely regarded as both one of the best players in New Zealand, and also as an exceptional teacher.”

Abraham Kunin

“Dixon Nacey is a both heavyweight player and an inspiring teacher, my studies with him have been an absolute joy and have provided me with a wealth of ideas and material which I continue to draw upon. First class…”

Nick Marsh

“There wasn’t a week that I did not look forward to my guitar lessons with Dixon at Auckland uni. Great inspiration. Instant improvement is guaranteed.”

David Grech

“Best syllabus and overall approach I’ve had in a teacher. So far no one else has been able to dissect and analyze each aspect of playing like Dixon can.”

Nathan Collings

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