Dapp Theory

Dapp Theory is a quintet that intersects the cross roads between lyrical jazz piano, funkified polyrhythmic exploration, and spoken word poeticism. Leader, pianist/composer Andy Milne has been a dynamic voice on the New York scene, leading diverse projects for more than 20 years. He formed the band in 1998 as a vehicle to “tell passionate stories, promote peace and inspire collective responsibility towards uplifting the human spiritual condition.” Dapp Theory seamlessly navigates the lines between jazz, heavy metal, hip-hop, Appalachian folk and classical music. They have built a loyal following, performing concerts, clubs and festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Argentina, including appearances at The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Vancouver Jazz Festival and The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. With Dapp Theory, Milne combines the talents of percussive poet John Moon, saxophonist Aaron Kruziki, bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Kenny Grohowski, helping to re-draw and extend the boundaries of jazz.

Milne’s latest project The Seasons of Being, a 10-piece ensemble featuring Dapp Theory and five distinguished guest improvisers, premiered in 2015 at Millersville University and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Commissioned by Chamber Music America, the music explores the body, spirit and mind on music, channeling the diagnostic principles of homeopathic healing to captivate the emotional characterization of each improvising musician. The recording of this special project will be released on Sunnyside Records in 2017. It follows the dynamic 2014 release Forward in all Directions, produced by multi-Grammy winner Jimmy Haslip. Jazziz Magazine describes it as “an album that brims with both emphatic and implied elements. Forward, yes, but never simply forward in a neat, linear fashion.” The band’s discography also includes the 2008 release, Layers of Chance and the critically acclaimed 2003 Concord Records release, Y’all Just Don’t Know, which included an ambitious collaboration with folk-rock icon Bruce Cockburn.

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Highlighted Past Events

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The Jazz Gallery
New York, NY, US
1160 Broadway, 5th Fl
New York, NY
US
(212) 242-1063
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Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)
Kingston, ON, CA
212 Barrie St
Kingston, ON
CA
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The Jazz Room
Waterloo, ON, CA
59 King St N
Waterloo, ON
CA
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The Rex
Toronto, ON, CA
194 Queen West
Toronto, ON
CA
416-598-2475
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Humber College
Toronto, ON, CA
Humber College
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W
Toronto, ON
CA
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Resonance
Montreal, PQ, CA
5175a Ave. du parc
Montreal, PQ
CA
514-360-9629
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Recovery Lounge - Upper Jay Art Center
Upper Jay, NY, US
12198 Route 9N
Upper Jay, NY
US
(518) 946-8315
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The Side Door
Old Lyme, CT, US
85 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT
US
(860) 434-0886
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The New School
New York, NY, US
55th West 13th St., 5th Floor Performance Space
New York, NY
US
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The Side Door
Old Lyme, CT, US
85 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT
US
(860) 434-0886
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An Die Musik
Baltimore, MD, US
409 North Charles Street, Second Floor
Baltimore, MD
US
410.385.2638
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The Jazz Gallery
New York, NY, US
1160 Broadway, 5th Fl
New York, NY
US
(212) 242-1063
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South
Philadelphia, PA, US
600 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
US
(215) 600-0220
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Firehouse 12
New Haven, CT, US
45 Crown St
New Haven, CT
US
(203) 785-0468
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Resonance
Montreal, PQ, CA
5175a Ave. du parc
Montreal, PQ
CA
514-360-9629
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Cornelia St. Cafe
New York, NY, US
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY
US
(212) 989-9319
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The Gig
Santa Fe, NM, US
1808 Second St., Suite H
Santa Fe, NM
US
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The Outpost
Albuquerque, NM, US
210 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM
US
(505) 268-0044
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Atkinson Recital Hall -
Las Cruces, NM, US
New Mexico State University - Department of Music MSC 3F, NMSU
Las Cruces, NM
US
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Logan Center for the Arts (University of Chicago)
Chicago, IL, US
915 E 60th Street
Chicago, IL
US
773-702-2787
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The Washington
Burlington, IA, US
306 Washington Street
Burlington, IA
US
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The Jazz Estate
Milwaukee, WI, US
2423 North Murray Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
US
414-964-9923
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Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA, US
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA
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213-620-0908
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Harlem Suite - NY Hilton
New York, NY, US
Harlem Suite - NY Hilton
1335 6th Ave., 4th Floor
New York, NY
US