Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalAndy Milne and Dapp Theory
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Toronto native Andy Milne draws inspiration from various forms of music, politics, philosophy, comedy, and science fiction. A recipient of the New Works commission and the French-America Jazz Exchange grants from Chamber Music America in 2006, and voted Rising Star Keyboardist by Down Beat magazine in 2004, Milne is one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today. His group Dapp Theory blends funk, hip-hop, and jazz with seamless precision. Their current release, Layers of Chance, features fresh compositions by Milne that blend various instrumental textures, infectious grooves, lush harmonies, and poignant lyrics. Milne has played with Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, Ranee Lee, Cassandra Wilson, and Greg Osby. In addition to his multiple projects, Milne tours and records with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, teaches at the School for Improvisational Music, and is an adjunct professor at New York University, the New School University, and the Banff Centre.