Andy Milne

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Andy Milne (born 1969) is a jazz pianist/composer now based in New York. Milne was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and partially raised in Kincardine and Toronto. One of 10 siblings, Milne studied Music at York University where he was a student of Oscar Peterson.

His musical influences include Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Herbie Nichols, Béla Bartók, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder.

In 1990 Milne graduated with an Honours degree and received a grant from the Canada Council to study at the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts. There he met saxophonist Steve Coleman, and subsequently joined Coleman's core band Five Elements. Andy Milne formed his band "Dapp Theory" in 1998, and has also toured and recorded with Ravi Coltrane, Grégoire Maret, Sean Rickman and Ralph Alessi.[1]


  • Voted Rising Star Keyboardist in Down Beat Magazine in 2004
  • Recipient of New Works Commission grant from Chamber Music America' in 2006
  • Recipient of French-America Jazz Exchange grant from Chamber Music America in 2006


Year Album Artist Label
1997 Forward To Get Back Andy Milne d'Note Records
1999 New Age Of Aquarius Andy Milne's Cosmic Dapp Theory Contrology Records
2003 Y'All Just Don't Know Dapp Theory Concord Records
2007 Dreams & False Alarms Andy Milne SongLines Recordings
2007 Scenarios Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret ObliqSound
2008 Layers Of Chance Dapp Theory Contrology Records/ObliqSound
2009 Where is Pannonica? Andy Milne & Benoît Delbecq SongLines Recordings

With Steve Coleman


  1. ^ "Gregoire Maret & Andy Milne, Bio". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 

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