Toronto native Andy Milne draws inspiration from various forms of music, politics, philosophy, comedy, and science fiction. Some of his musical influences include Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Herbie Nichols, Bela Bartok, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. Considered one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today, Milne is the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, including the prestigious Civitella Fellowship in 2011. In 2012 he was commissioned by The Japan Foundation and New Music USA to create Strings and Serpents; a multi-disciplinary project featuring artists from Japan, France, Canada and the US. He recently composed and produced the film score for seven documentary films directed by William Shatner. In 2013, Milne was selected to compose an orchestral work for The American Composers Orchestra as part of their JCOI New Music Readings. His highly recognizable group Dapp Theory will release their newest CD, Forward in All Directions, produced by multiple Grammy winner, Jimmy Haslip, in September 2014...
AwardsJapan Foundation/Performing Arts Japan – Touring Grant 2014 Chamber Music America - New Jazz Works 2013 American Composers Orchestra - EarShot 2012 New Music USA - Commissioning Music/USA 2012 Japan Foundation/Performing Arts Japan – Collab. Grant 2012 Canada Council - Travel Grant 2012 Canada Council - Short Term Grant 2011 Canada Council - Touring Grant 2010 Civitella Ranier Foundation - Civitella Fellowship 2009 Canada Council - Specialized Sound Recording Grant 2008 Chamber Music America - FAJE 2007 Chamber Music America - New Works Creation Grant 2006
Forward in All DirectionsContrology Records/Whirlwind Recordings
Where Is Pannonica?Songlines Recordings
Dreams and False AlarmsSonglines Recordings
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- Where is Pannonica? by George Kanzler
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