Bokani Dyer is a multi-award winning Motswana-South African pianist, composer and
producer. His recent career highlights include playing at the opening of the London Jazz
Festival (2015), showcasing his Trio at Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany (2016), headlining
the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (2015) and an artistic residency at the Bird’s
Eye jazz club in Basel, Switzerland (2014).
His is a strong, individual sound and an emblem of the rise of a new wave of
contemporary jazz voices. – Mail & Guardian.
Dyer’s music is appreciated for it’s emotional depth with “soulful notes, spiritual tones,
sophisticated concepts, and simply presented notions”. He draws on a multiplicity of
influences, from his Southern African cultural heritage through to Bach, Abdullah Ibrahim
and Miles Davis, crafting and creating a repertoire based on musical egalitarianism, "a
celebration of all music with no borders."
"Compositions, playing and the consistency of Dyer’s voice and vision make Emancipate
the Story one of my top albums of the year. "– Gwen Ansell, Business Day