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Andy Milne

Primary Instrument: Piano

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...
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Awards

Japan 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
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    Forward in All Directions

    Contrology Records/Whirlwind Recordings
    2014
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    Andy Milne and Dapp Theory: Forward in All Directions

    Whirlwind Recordings Ltd
    2014
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    Where Is Pannonica?

    Songlines Recordings
    2009
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    Dreams and False Alarms

    Songlines Recordings
    2007
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”Milne's talent is unequivocal, ... unraveling newfound landscapes, ... innovative approaches to reharmonization and re-rhythmification” [AllAboutJazz.com]

“Andy Milne's resistance to creative stasis and the status quo help make each of his new releases intriguing in a different way than the last.” [Downbeat]

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationShohola, PA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundNew School University New York University Columbia University School For Improvisational Music The Banff Centre

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