Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has... read more →
"Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a quartet. Like him, his band mates speak softly but poetically. Brown's pastel tones, softly stated melody lines and delicately rolled chords conveyed remarkable intimacy and the guitarist's solo on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" made a strong, soulful case for melodic simplicity... read more →
I was pleased to hear that my 2016 Delmark CD "Direct Call" made Downbeat Magazine's Albums Of The Year list!
I'm lucky to have some nice staedy gigs Sunday-Thursday that are continuing into 2017. In addition:
My quartet will be doing a rare weekend at Andy's Jazz Club on Fri/Sat January 13/14 from 5pm-8:30pm.
I'll be making my debut at Chicago's newest jazz club Winter's Jazz Club on Fri/Sat January 20/21 with Petra's Recession Seven.