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 →
Here are some fun gigs I have coming up over the next few weeks:
This Wednesday May 18th, I'll be doing a two guitar quartet with special guest guitarist Mike Allemana subbing for pianist Jeremy Kahn that night. We've picked out some cool tunes, and it's always a treat to play with Mike.
Wednesday May 25th trombone great Russ Phillips will be with us at Andy's, again subbing for Jeremy Kahn.
On May 28th and 29th, I'll be at the Washington Platform in Cincinnati with the terrific vocalist Petra van Nuis and some great Cincinnati jazz musicians!
I'm very happy to be featured on jazz mandolin master Don Stiernberg's new CD "Good Numbers." This recording features Don's working trio of myself on guitar and Jim Cox on bass. We'll be performing at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn this Thursday May 19th and at SPACE in Evanston on Sunday June 5th.
I'll be playing with my favorite jazz organist Chris Foreman on a couple of Sundays at the Green Mill. We'll be there for the late show on May 22nd and June 26 with drummer Mike Schlick.