Paul Dyne is one of New Zealand's most experienced and highly regarded jazz musicians and teachers. He lived in Montreal, Canada from 1970 until 1980, playing with some of Canada's top musicians and performing with US jazz legends Sonny Stitt and Pepper Adams.
Since returning to NZ Paul has played on over 150 radio programmes, over 35 albums, and has backed over 100 visiting international artists, including Lee Konitz, Emily Remler, Bruce Forman, Bill Cunliffe, Ralph Sutton, Bobby Shew, Mike Nock, Andrew Hill, Darrell Grant, Scott Hamilton, and many more.
Paul was Head of Jazz at the New Zealand School of Music from 1989 to 2002, and his research interests include concepts and teaching of improvisation, jazz bass, and the use of the bow (arco) in jazz.
He has contributed to four Rattle albums: Storm in a Teacup (with Al Campbell and John Rae, 2011); Hikoi/Journey (with Richard Nunns and Dave Lisik, 2011); Unwind and Orange (with Hayden Chisholm and Norman Meehan, 2017, 2018).