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 new solo guitar CD "Soloist" has been released on Delmark records. It is available for purchase at Amazon, at the Jazz Record Mart, or from me at a gig.
I've already been fortunate to get some good reviews of the recording. NYC jazz writer Michael Steinman wrote this thoughtful feature about it: https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/warm-translucence-andy-brown-solo-jazz-guitar/
One of my solo guitar idols is the late Ted Greene. The folks who run www.tedgreene.com published some nice words about the CD, as well as some reminiscences about my time with Ted and Kenny Poole in their March newsletter: http://www.tedgreene.com/news/default.asp
I'll be doing a CD release party at one of my favorite places to play. The event will be on Thursday, March 19 at the Whiskey Lounge in Evanston as part of the Steve Rashid Presents "WDCB Live At The Whiskey Lounge" series. It's also the day after my 40th birthday, so I guess it'll be my B-day celebration as well...