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 playing duets at the Jazz Showcase with musical partner vocalist Petra van Nuis on August 4th. On Friday August 29, NYC guitarist Howard Alden and I will be joined by Joe Policastro on bass and Bob Rummage on drums for a set at the 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival. We'll be on the Jazz and Heritage stage at 12:30 pm. The night before the Chicago Jazz Festival, (August 28th) Howard and I will play duets at Whiskey Lounge in Evanston.