On February 17th 2006, despite a snowstorm, the Twin Cities Jazz Society ’s Jazz from J to Z Concert Series installment “Out To Lunch, The Music of Eric Dolphy Live” was an unqualified success. Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, Tom Lewis, Dave Milne and Kelly Rossum performed the music of Eric Dolphy from the seminal album: Out To Lunch at Saint Olaf College in Northfield for an enthusiastic crowd. On June 2nd and 3rd, 2006 they brought the project to the Twin Cities at the Artists' Quarter in Saint Paul performed that work again and extend it with other Dolphy works.
A live recording of both nights’ performances was made as a joint production of the Artists’ Quarter and JazzPolice.com. Release date is November, 2006. The CD release party will be held on November 17th and 18th at the Artists' Quarter in Saint Paul.
Multi-instrumentalist David Milne is an accomplished and versatile performer, composer, and arranger in musical settings ranging from creative jazz, modern big band, and progressive popular styles to symphonic/orchestral, chamber music, and contemporary classical styles. Originally from Rochester NY, he earned a DMA in Saxophone Performance at the Eastman School of Music, an MM in Woodwind Performance and a BA in Music from the Indiana University School of Music. As Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he teaches applied saxophone, directs the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensembles, and teaches jazz-related courses. David Milne is a Selmer Saxophone Artist-Clinician.