DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 20
TIME: 8:00 P.M.
Juno Award-winning pianist Andy Milne — whom The Guardian aptly describes as “a superb pianist of Herbie Hancock-like fluency” — makes his long-awaited return to the Sound It Out series with his trio Unison, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn. The show will also include colorful guest spots by koto player Yoko Reikano Kimura, cellist Hank Roberts and trumpeter Ralph Alessi. A former student of Oscar Peterson who went on to work with artists from Steve Coleman to Cassandra Wilson, Andy leads both acoustic and electric bands as well as regularly collaborates with dancers, visual artists, poets and filmmakers. All About Jazz has praised Andy’s “sophisticated… sterling musicianship,” with the pianist saying that his piano-trio philosophy resides at “the intersection between texture and groove.”