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 →
Friday and Saturday December 6 and 7 I'll be at the Green Mill with the Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet. This is our first time at the Mill in two years and I'm really looking forward to it. For those of you that don't know Howard, he has been one of the finest jazz guitarists on the planet for over 40 years, and it's always a treat to work with him and get to hear him play. He's toured the world and recorded with all of the jazz greats from Dizzy Gillespie to Benny Carter, provided all the guitar music for Woody Allen's film "Sweet and Lowdown," and has helped keep the flame of traditional jazz guitar burning for a long time. We'll be there Friday 12/6 from 9pm-1am and Saturday 12/7 from 8pm-12am.
For you late-night jazzers I'll be at the Green Mill with renowned organist Chris Foreman and drummer Mike Schlick three Sundays in a row: December 8, 15 and 22. It will be fun to revisit a lot of the tunes Chris and I worked up together during the many years we played together at the Mill for the late night Sunday set. The gig is 11pm-2am, come stay out late with us!
Other December fun to look out for:
-Winter's Jazz Club with Dennis Carroll on bass and George Fludas on drums Sunday December 15, sets at 5:30 and 7:30. It's always a treat to work with these amazing players!!
-Don Stiernberg Quartet at Studio5 in Evanston December 13. I'm finishing up a new CD with Don and I'm sure we'll play some new stuff from it at this great Evanston venue.
-Petra's Recession 7 Annual Holiday Show at Winter's Jazz Club Saturday December 21. Watch seven of Chicago's jazz musicians try and remember as many Holiday tunes as possible...
-I'll be at the Jazz Showcase to start 2020 on the good foot...I'll be there with the Andy Brown/Petra van Nuis Quartet (with Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums) featuring a different guest horn player each night. We'll be there Thursday-Sunday January 2-5, with sets at 8pm and 10pm and a Sunday matinee at 4pm.
All addresses, times and other info can be found on my schedule page.
Have a great holiday season...hope to see you!!