Andy Milne

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Andy Milne
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BornJanuary 30, 1969
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Jazz
LabelsContrology, Songlines, ObliqSound, Whirlwind

Andy Milne (born January 30, 1969) is a Canadian jazz pianist, who records and performs both as a solo artist and as the leader of the ensemble Dapp Theory. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, 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]

His 2018 album The Seasons of Being won the Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year – Group at the Juno Awards of 2019. [3]

Awards and honors


1997Forward to Get BackAndy Milned'Note
1999New Age of AquariusAndy Milne's Cosmic Dapp TheoryContrology
2003Y'All Just Don't KnowDapp Theory Concord
2007Dreams & False AlarmsAndy MilneSongLines
2007 Scenarios Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret ObliqSound
2008Layers of ChanceDapp TheoryContrology/ObliqSound
2009Where Is Pannonica?Andy Milne & Benoît Delbecq SongLines
2012From the Bridge(O.S.T. for The Captains )Andy MilneContrology
2014Forward in All DirectionsDapp TheoryContrology
2018The Seasons of BeingDapp Theory Sunnyside

With Ralph Alessi

With Bruce Cockburn

With Steve Coleman

With Ravi Coltrane

With Carla Cook

With Ranee Lee

With Hugh Marsh

With M-Base Collective

With Diederik Rijpstra

With Carlos Ward

With Jeremy Warren

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  2. "Gregoire Maret & Andy Milne, Bio" . Retrieved 2008-07-11.
  3. "Junos 2019: the complete list of winners". CBC Music, March 16, 2019.