Andy Milne’s The Seasons of Being Performances


Pianist/Composer Andy Milne Premieres The Seasons of Being, A New Suite for His Quintet Dapp Theory, In 3 September East-Coast Concerts (PA, Baltimore, NYC)

The Seasons of Being is a new project from pianist/composer Andy Milne. The 60-minute suite, composed for 10 musicians, is set around Milne’s genre-bending quintet, Dapp Theory, which occupies the cross roads between lyrical jazz piano, funkified polyrhythmic exploration, and spoken word poeticism. This project is a significant new direction for the band, representing their first large-scale collaboration with multiple improvisers. Dapp Theory is augmented with five diverse, top-notch improvisers from the New York creative music scene. Joining the band as special guests are:

Ralph Alessi – trumpet (Fred Hersch, Uri Caine)
Ben Monder – guitar (Maria Schnider, Lee Konitz)
La Tanya Hall – vocals & narration (Steely Dan, Bobby McFerrin)
Michael Attias – baritone saxophone (Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake)
Christopher Hoffman – cello (Henry Threadgill, Marc Ribot)


Friday, September 25th, 2015 – Millersville University – Lancaster, PA
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 – An Die Musik – Baltimore, MD
Monday, September 28th, 2015 – Dizzy’s Club Coca-cola – New York, NY