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. 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
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 (C.A.M. 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

  • Jazz on Broadway (Justin'Time, 1992)

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 Music, 1999)

With Jeremy Warren


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

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