Andy Milne

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Andy Milne
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Background information
Born 1969
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Labels Contrology, Songlines, ObliqSound, Whirlwind
Associated acts Five Elements, Dapp Theory, M-Base Collective

Andy Milne (born 1969) is a jazz pianist. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and raised in Kincardine and Toronto. One of ten siblings, he studied music at York University, where he was a student of Oscar Peterson.

In 1990 Milne graduated and received a grant from the Canada Council to study at the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts. He met saxophonist Steve Coleman and later joined Coleman's band, Five Elements. In 1998, Milne formed the band Cosmic Dapp Theory.[1]

He has toured and recorded with Ravi Coltrane, Grégoire Maret, Sean Rickman, and Ralph Alessi.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Voted Rising Star Keyboardist, Down Beat magazine, 2004
  • New Works Commission grant and French-America Jazz Exchange grant, Chamber Music America, 2006


Year Album Artist Label
1997 Forward to Get Back Andy Milne d'Note
1999 New Age of Aquarius Andy Milne's Cosmic Dapp Theory Contrology
2003 Y'All Just Don't Know Dapp Theory Concord
2007 Dreams & False Alarms Andy Milne SongLines
2007 Scenarios Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret ObliqSound
2008 Layers of Chance Dapp Theory Contrology/ObliqSound
2009 Where Is Pannonica? Andy Milne & Benoît Delbecq SongLines
2012 From the Bridge (O.S.T. for The Captains) Andy Milne Contrology
2014 Forward in All Directions Dapp Theory Contrology

With Ralph Alessi

  • Look (Between the Lines, 2006)
  • Cognitive Dissonance (CAM Jazz, 2010)
  • Wiry Strong (Clean Feed, 2011)

With Bruce Cockburn

With Steve Coleman

  • Drop Kick (Novus, 1992)
  • The Tao of Mad Phat (Novus, 1993)
  • A Tale of 3 Cities (Novus, 1994)
  • Curves of Life (BMG France, 1995)
  • Def Trance Beat (Modalities of Rhythm) (BMG France, 1995)
  • Myths, Modes and Means (BMG France, 1995)
  • The Way of the Cipher (BMG France, 1995)
  • The Sign and the Seal (BMG France, 1996)
  • Genesis / The Opening of the Way (BMG France/RCA Victor, 1997)
  • Resistance Is Futile (Label Bleu, 2001)

With Ravi Coltrane

  • From the Round Box (BMG France, 2000)
  • Mad 6 (Eighty-Eight's/Columbia, 2002)

With Carla Cook

  • It's All About Love (Maxjazz, 1999)

With Ranee Lee

With Hugh Marsh

  • Hugmars (Cool Papa, 2007)

With M-Base Collective

  • Anatomy of a Groove (DIW, 1992)

With Diederik Rijpstra

  • The Living City (TryTone, 2013)

With Carlos Ward

  • Set for 2 Dons – Vol. 1 (Peull, 1999)

With Jeremy Warren


  1. ^ Adler, David R. "Andy Milne | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gregoire Maret & Andy Milne, Bio". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 

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