NYC guitarist Howard Alden will be in Chicago to play with the Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet. We'll be at the Green Mill this coming weekend (Friday, November 7 from 9pm-1am and Saturday, November 8 from 8pm-12am).
This is our fifth year in a row playing at the Mill, and the group continues to grow. We will again be joined by Joe Policastro on bass and Bob Rummage on drums. We'll be playing material from last year's Delmark Records release "Heavy Artillery" (4 stars in DownBeat Magazine) as well as some new material. We had a great time playing at the 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival a few months ago and we're excited to be playing together again!
When Howard was here in August, we had a fantastic time playing a duo concert at Steve Rashid's ongoing Thursday series at the Whiskey Lounge in Evanston. If you haven't made it to the Whiskey Lounge yet, check it out soon. Producer Steve Rashid streams the shows live with superior video footage and I'm so happy to have this nice record of Howard and I playing together! I edited together several cuts from that night and made this video.
If you can't make the Mill this weekend, I'm around town a lot these days:
Sundays: Duo with Petra van Nuis at Pete Millers in Evanston
Mondays: Guitar Trio at Pops For Champagne on State and Ohio with Joe Policastro on bass and Mikel Avery on drums
Tuesdays: Solo Guitar at Broadway Cellars in Edgewater
Wednesdays: Andy's Jazz Club with Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums