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 →
This Saturday January 25 I'll be teaching a workshop at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square. The class is called The Craft of Solo Guitar and is from 1 PM - 3 PM. I'm hoping for a lot of good questions and audience participation! More info can be found here: Old Town School Masterclass Andy Brown. If you or anyone you know might be interested please pass on the info.
The Andy Brown Quartet will be doing a rare weekend at Andy's Jazz Club this Friday and Saturday (January 24 and 25). We'll be doing sets at 5 PM and 7 PM and I have a lot of great tunes picked out. The fantastic musicians featured over the two nights are Jeremy Kahn, Dennis Luxion, Phil Gratteau, Dennis Carroll and Doug Hayes. Looking forward to being at Andy's during our "winter break" from our regular Wednesday slot. We'll be there Friday and Saturday February 21 and 22 as well.
The following weekend (January 31 and February 1) I'll back at the Green Mill with the Warren Vaché/Russ Phillips Quintet. Our gig there in 2019 was picked by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best jazz performances of 2019. Warren and Russ are two of my favorite horn players on the planet and I'm really psyched for this gig! Showtimes Friday 9 PM - 1 AM, Saturday 8 PM - 12 AM.
The last weekend in February I'll be in Cincinnati playing Friday and Saturday evening (February 28 and 29) at Caffè Vivace. Friday evening I'll be playing in a duo with pianist Phil DeGreg. Saturday I'll be with vocalist Petra van Nuis and our old friends Rob Allgeyer on piano and Dan Drees on tenor saxophone. If you know anyone in the Cincinnati area please let them know about this fun weekend at Cincinnati's best jazz spot.
Andy Brown and Friends continues every other Sunday at Winter's Jazz Club with sets at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. I have some cool combinations coming up:
1/26 - Stewart Miller on bass and Bob Rummage on drums
2/9 - Art Davis on trumpet and Russ Phillips on trombone
2/23 - Dennis Carroll on bass and George Fludas on drums
More info as well as other gigs can be found on my schedule page.