Alvin Dyers has a signature sound that blends elements of Latin, Cape Goema, African and Jazz. He frequently plays with the Alvin Dyers Quartet and in 2000 he released his debut album, ‘Wesley Street’.
Alvin gained popularity touring with Workforce, a band including Spencer Mbadu and Robbie Jansen, which garnered an enthusiastic following and great reviews. They performed at several high profile events and festivals both locally and in Australia. Alvin also hosts regular jazz jam sessions at various venues around Cape Town, most notably the Monday night Jazz Jam at Swinger’s in Wetton – an event that Alvin has overseen for over 15 years.
The jams provide opportunities for young musicians to interact with a host of seasoned visiting musicians from, amongst others, Germany, Sweden, the USA and the Netherlands. A teacher at UCT’s South African College of Music, Alvin’s dedication to education has seen him mentor a new crop of South African jazz talent with the same professionalism and excellence he displays in his own playing.