Victor Dey Jnr
Featured Artists: Victor Dey Jnr (piano - GH), Sisonke Xonti (sax), Marcus Wyatt (trumpet), Romy Brauteseth (bass), Ayanda Sikade (drums)
Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival
Fiery Ghanaian pianist Victor Dey Jr. started his piano career at a young age and, being the son of a diplomat, he spent time in the UK and Algeria, widening his cultural and musical palette. After a Bachelors in Psychology and English he chose a professional musical career and has pursued jazz studies from a variety of sources and teachers including a stint at Berklee, US. Typical in his style is an exciting mixture of traditional Ghanaian rhythms and modern jazz, which has seen him called on by musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Hugh Masekela. He received the title “Musician of the Year 2014” at the Ghana Vodafone Music Awards and, recognising his unique style, CNN featured him in the programme African Voices in 2016, with his debut album “Makola” – with solely original music – launched in 2017 to critical acclaim.