Growing up as a young music student in Ontario, Andy Milne thought the Junos were possibly unrelated to his musical world — yet he was strangely drawn to them.

About a month ago, the pianist, composer and bandleader picked up his second Juno Award for his latest album The reMISSION, a project made with his trio called Unison.

With bassist John Hebert and drummer Clarence Penn, Milne reimagines the intimacy of the piano trio on a record that has more of a personal touch than his previous work, giving listeners an intimate look into his world. The reMISSION follows his 2018 record The Seasons of Being, recorded with a 10-piece edition of his ensemble Dapp Theory. That album won Milne his first Juno Award.

Milne joined us to talk more about his latest projects and how the circumstances of his life informed the creation of his music.