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 →
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2019 Early Warnings:
--I'll be in Portland, OR the first weekend of January doing a solo guitar concert as well as a duo with Rebecca Kilgore who is one of the finest jazz vocalists in the world today. I'll also be in Los Angeles on January 8 as a guest with the legendary guitarist John Pisano and his trio.
--I'll be at the Green Mill with the Warren Vaché/Russ Phillips Quintet the weekend of February 8 and 9. Warren is a world renowned cornet player from NYC and Russ is Chicago's own trombonist extraordinaire. This will be a fantastic weekend of swinging music with Dennis Carroll on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums.
--My quartet will be making it's debut at the Jazz Showcase the week of February 28-March 3. We'll have Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums. I'm really excited for this run!