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Andy Milne

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

In 2007 Milne released two unique piano recordings. Dreams and False Alarms [SongLines] features deeply considered re-workings of long-remembered pop/rock/folk/reggae classics, reaffirming and expanding Milne’s creative process as a jazz improviser, while Scenarios [Obliqsound], an intimate duo with harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret, presents him in a more textural, almost cinematic series of encounters – complementary expressions of a questing musical personality.

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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 Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

New School University New York University Columbia University School For Improvisational Music The Banff Centre

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Discography

The Seasons of Being

The Seasons of Being

Sunnyside Records
2018

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Forward In All Directions

Forward In All...

Self Produced
2015

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Forward in All Directions

Forward in All...

Contrology Records/Whirlwind Recordings
2014

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Andy Milne and Dapp Theory: Forward in All Directions

Andy Milne and Dapp...

Whirlwind Recordings
2014

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Where Is Pannonica?

Where Is Pannonica?

Songlines Recordings
2009

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Dreams and False...

Songlines Recordings
2008

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