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'll be performing at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago this Thursday March 2nd through Sunday March 5th. I'll be there with two of my favorite musicians in the world Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen. Scott and Harry are two of the warmest and most lyrical tenor saxophonists alive today, and I'm very excited to be a part of the trio that will be accompanying them. They are musical heroes of mine and have been since I started playing. Both are consummate keepers of the flame of swinging tenor sax, from Ben Webster and Lester Young up to Zoot Sims and Stan Getz. Harry is coming in from New York, and Scott is making the journey from Italy where he resides these days. Scott was Harry's mentor in many ways and it will be great to hear them together. We'll have Stewart Miller on bass and Bob Rummage on drums, so it will be a swingin' time.