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 →
NYC guitarist Howard Alden will be in Chicago to play with the Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet. We'll be at the Green Mill this coming weekend (Friday, November 7 from 9pm-1am and Saturday, November 8 from 8pm-12am). If you can't make the Mill this weekend, I'm around town a lot these days: Sundays-Duo with Petra van Nuis at Pete Millers in Evanston; Mondays-Guitar Trio at Pops For Champagne on State and Ohio with Joe Policastro on bass and Mikel Avery on drums; Tuesdays-Solo Guitar at Broadway Cellars in Edgewater; Wednesdays-Andy's Jazz Club with Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums .