Last month my quartet that plays at Andy's Jazz Club every Wednesday with Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phill Gratteau on drums recorded a CD. Delmark Records will be releasing it in early 2016. I'll keep you posted!
Early warning: On Wednesday Dec 2 (after I play at Andy's) I'll be heading up to 1821 W Hubbard St for a solo guitar concert doing the music from Joe Pass' "Virtuoso" album. This concert is part of the Jazz Record Art Collective series where jazz artists recreate iconic albums. Here's how the JRAC describes it:
JRAC is a monthly jazz night at Fulton Street Collective with live music, art and drinks.
Jazz Record Art Collective is a collaboration between Chris Anderson, club manager of the Green Mill Jazz Club, and Joe Lanasa, director of the Fulton Street Collective. The series occurs the first and third Wednesday of every month and provides local bands and visual artists alike an opportunity to coproduce a live performance in response and homage to an iconic Jazz album.
Each month, Anderson and Lanasa introduce a new lineup of jazz musicians, painters, and photographers acknowledging the influence of a different jazz musician's record.
"The Jazz Record Art Collective," occurs the first and third Wednesday every month at the Fulton Street Collective, located at 1821 W. Hubbard St on the 3rd floor. Doors for the gallery open at 8:00pm with the live performance commencing at 9:00pm.
I won't be playing Joe note-for-note or anything, but just doing the tunes from that landmark solo guitar record and trying to get some of Joe's vibe! The great drummer Jon Deitemyer's trio will be playing after me doing the Oscar Peterson Trio record "We Get Requests" so it's gonna be a fun night!
Weekly steadies continue:
Sundays - Duo with Petra van Nuis at Pete Millers Evanston
Mondays - Trio with the Joe Policastro Trio at Pops For Champagne
Tuesdays - Solo guitar at Broadway Cellars NOTE: I won't be at Broadway Cellars on Tuesday November 10th. The fantastic guitarist Kyle Asche will be filling in for me.
Wednesdays - Andy Brown Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club
All times, addresses, website info, phone numbers, as well as other gigs can be found on my schedule page.
Hope to see ya!