Now in its 5th year, Piano Jazz at the Arts Club has presented the reigning jazz pianists of our time in a series of concerts focusing on innovation, celebrating a hundred years of Piano Jazz in Washington, DC.
Andy Milne at the heart of New York’s creative jazz scene for over 20 years, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, poets and musicians spanning jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music. He has recorded and toured worldwide with Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi, Carlos Ward and Carla Cook, and has collaborated with a range of artists including Andrew Cyrille, Sekou Sundiata, Avery Brooks, Bruce Cockburn, Fred Hersch, Ben Monder, Dianne Reeves, Jen Shyu, Tyshawn Sorey and Jamie Baum. A former student of Oscar Peterson, Milne was at the center of the M-BASE Collective as a core member of saxophonist Steve Coleman’s bands, as well as performing with Cassandra Wilson and Greg Osby. Milne composed and produced the scores for seven documentary films by acclaimed director William Shatner and has released nine recordings as a leader or co-leader.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, including the prestigious Civitella Fellowship. He teaches at The New School, New York University, Columbia University and is the Assistant-Director at The School for Improvisational Music.