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 →
On Monday June 26th I'm fortunate to be playing with fellow guitarist Howard Alden at Studio 5 in Evanston. Howard is one of the best jazz guitarists alive today, and it will be great to play with him in the cozy theater space at Studio 5. We'll be joined by Joe Policastro on bass and Bob Rummage on drums. This quartet played a week together earlier this year in Bern, Switzerland and it will be great to showcase all the material we've been working on. Studio 5 is the new theater run by Steve Rashid of Whiskey Lounge fame, and the concerts he presents are always excellent!
The weekend of June 23/24 I'll be at the Elkhart Jazz Festival with trumpeter Bobby Lewis' All-Star Chicago band. The band includes Bobby on trumpet, Russ Phillips on trompbone, Eric Schneider on reeds, Jeremy Kahn on piano, Stewart Miller on bass, Bob Rummage on drums, and myself on guitar. I'm exited to make my debut at the Elkhart fest with this fantastic band!