2021 JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP | Andy Milne and Unison | | The JUNO Awards

For over 25 years, JUNO Award winning pianist/composer Andy Milne has demonstrated boundless versatility, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, poets and musicians spanning jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music. A former student of Oscar Peterson, Milne has performed with a range of artists including Cassandra Wilson, Ralph Alessi, and Bruce Cockburn, and has composed, performed and produced scores for seven films by acclaimed actor/director William Shatner.

With UNISON, enriched with creative insights from all his projects, Milne explores the intimacy of the piano trio. The synchronistic relationship Milne has enjoyed with bassist John Hébert since 2010 is matchlessly rounded out with drummer Clarence Penn, who represents complementary threads within the fabric of Milne’s piano trio philosophy — the intersection of texture and groove. A recipient of numerous awards, Milne has twice received CMA’s New Jazz Works and is a full-time professor at The University of Michigan.