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LA Weekly describes Dapp Theory as a group that blends “contemporary funk, groove and hip-hop into jazz with such seamless, casual precision it’s almost freaky.” This precision can be traced at least in part to Dapp Theory’s history: they are a well-oiled machine, a unit that has been performing together for the better part of the past decade. In a review of the band’s most recent release, Layers of Chance (ObliqSound), Michael J. West of JazzTimes praises the band’s “remarkable chemistry” as being “so impeccable, it’s practically a musical Unified Field Theory”.

After moving to New York on the recommendation of saxophonist Steve Coleman and performing in Steve’s Five Elements, as well as in the bands of fellow M-BASE associates Greg Osby and Cassandra Wilson, Andy Milne started Dapp Theory in 1998. Andy explains that the idea behind the group is to “create complete musical compositions that groove as hard as they express melodic and poetic lyricism.”

We’ve been presenting Andy’s music in various configurations for over ten years, and we are pleased to host a FREE live video recording session with Dapp Theory tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13th. Doors will open at 8 p.m., and the performance will begin at 9 p.m. In order to limit disruptions to the recording, we kindly request that the audience arrive no later than 8:30 p.m. and be willing to stay until the conclusion of the session at 10:30 p.m.

Again, this performance is FREE, but RSVP’s are required: please send yours to if you’d like to attend.