Dapp Theory

Dapp Theory is a quintet which blends “contemporary groove, hip-hop, and funk into jazz with such seamless and casual precision it’s almost frightening.” (LA Weekly). Andy Milne, leader, composer, and recipient of Chamber Music America’s New Works commission, French American Jazz Exchange award and “Rising Star Keyboardist” by Down Beat Magazine is one of today’s most respected and important voices in jazz. Milne’s Dapp Theory combines the talents and skills of John Moon, Aaron Kruziki, Chris Tordini, Kenny Grohowski and bassist Chris Tordini, helping jazz to redefine and expand its boundaries. Jazz Times Magazine calls the band’s “remarkable” chemistry. . . [as] . . . It’s almost a musical Unified Field Theory. Milne founded the band to tell “passionate stories, promote peace, and inspire collective responsibility towards the improvement of the human spiritual condition”. Dapp Theory is a unique band that blends influences from Joni Mitchell, KRS One, Van Halen and Thelonious Monk. Their 2003 debut major label CD, “Y’all Just Don’t Know [Concord Records],” featured a collaboration with Bruce Cockburn, folk-rock legend. Their current release, Layers of Chance [ObliqSound/Contrology], released in 2008, features fresh compositions by Milne that blend various instrumental textures, infectious grooves, layered with lush harmonies and poignant lyrics. from http://www.andymilne.com/?page_id=105

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