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 →
My quartet will be playing our final two Wednesdays of the year at Andy's Jazz Club on December 10 and December 17. Come by and enjoy Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums with yours truly on guitar.
I'll be doing the annual Christmas Vespers with vocalist Petra van Nuis and her quartet at the Lutheran Church in Niles on Sunday December 21. This is always a fun holiday event, and raises money for a great cause.
I'll be at the Whiskey Lounge in Evanston with mandolinist Don Stiernberg's trio on Thursday December 18th. This is one of my new favorite venues to play in the Chicago area!
Petra and I will be ringing in the New Year Wednesday December 31st at Southport and Irving Restaurant. Make your reservations now!
Solo Guitar Tuesdays continue at Broadway Cellars, stop by and see how many holiday tunes I can remember...
I'm looking forward to releasing my first all solo guitar CD in early 2015, more details to come soon!