Type: Jazz Band
is a well known Wellington bassist. His jazz trio performs regularly as background for corporate events and private events in the Wellington region
Repertoire includes jazz standards from the great American song book. Tunes everyone recognises performed in smooth swinging style
ideal for: background for wedding dinner, corporate event, product release
Paul Dyne teaches Jazz Theory 1, Improvisation 1, Ensemble Workshop 1, Principal Study (bass) 1, 2, and 3, Honours Performance, Honours Ensemble.
He lived in Montreal, Canada from 1970 - 1980 and played there with a number of top Canadian musicians and performed with US jazz legends Sonny Stitt, alto sax and Pepper Adams, baritone sax. Since returning to N.Z. in 1980 he has played on over 150 radio programmes for RadioNZ, has recorded over 35 CDs and albums and has backed over 100 visiting international artists ( for example: Lee Konitz, Emily Remler, Bruce Forman, Bill Cunliffe, Ralph Sutton, Bobby Shew, Mike Nock, Andrew Hill, Darrell Grant, Scott Hamilton, etc).
Paul was Head of Jazz from 1989 to 2002.
In 2004 he played on the recordings of three CDs of original material, one with Johnny Lippiett, (released in December 2004), one with Nick van Dijk, and one with his own Sextet and Octet, of original compositions, (Shelter of the Ti Tree released December, 2005 on Ode Records). He also played in a Masterclass at Massey with Michael Brecker and with Bill Cunliffe (June) and has played in concert with Joy Yates and Dave MacRae,(July), and with Mike Nock (July). He toured with American guitarist, Bruce Forman in September, 2004.
In 2005 he played at the Christchurch Jazz Festival with Australian jazz star James Morrison and also performed there with his own group. He toured with visiting American guitarist Bruce Forman and also with American flautist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford, and played at the Wellington Jazz Festival with Matthew Mitchell, which was recorded for RNZ.
Research interests include improvisation concepts and the teaching of improvisation, concepts in the teaching of jazz bass and the use of the bow (arco) in jazz bass playing.
He is a member of the Boptet which has been playing Sunday nights at the Lido Cafe for over 12 years and plays in a trio with Josh Hindmarsh, guitar, and Roger Sellers, drums, every fortnight, Saturday lunchtimes at the CD Store Cafe on Lambton Quay.
the Paul Dyne trio was awesome and they made our wedding reception really special. I especially appreciated their flexibility in playing for an extra half hour.
Thanks and regards,
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