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 →
There was a nice profile on me in the Chicago Tribune on July 21st. Thanks to Howard Reich for making me sound coherent, not an easy task! The article was in part announcing that I'll be at Andy's Jazz Club this weekend starting at 5pm. On Friday I'll be there with my quartet featuring Dennis Luxion on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums. On Saturday I'll be there with Petra van Nuis on vocals, Joe Policastro on bass and Joe Adamik on drums.
For friends in the Ohio area I'll be in Cincinnati on August 12/13 with fellow guitarist Howard Alden. We'll be doing a clinc on August 12 and a duo concert on August 13.
I'm excited to be with Petra's Recesssion Seven at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Monday July 31. We'll be making a live video that night so it should be a blast!
In other Ohio news, Petra and I are excited to be among the musicians at the 2017 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party September 15-17. The lineup of all-star jazz musicians at this weekend festival features some of my favorite current players, and we're psyched to be a part of it.