I'd like to let you know about some cool stuff happening this month:
My new Delmark Records CD "Direct Call" is coming out on February 19th. This features the band that plays with me every Wednesday at Andy's Jazz Club (Jeremy Kahn-piano, Joe Policastro-bass, Phil Gratteau-drums). I'm so happy to have this group recorded! We're in our fifth year of playing regularly at Andy's and have developed a cohesive group sound that I think this CD captures nicely. I have copies already, so stop by and get one at a gig from me or order from Amazon, iTunes, etc after Feb 19. You can hear audio samples on the Recordings page of this website.
Early warning: The CD release party will be at Andy's on Friday/Saturday April 1st and 2nd.
Thanks to those that have stopped by the Green Mill and helped me kick off the Solo Jazz Guitar Cocktail Hour behind the bar on Thursdays from 5:30pm-8pm. No cover and free parking after 6pm in the Green Mill lot!
If anyone is heading south or knows anyone in south Florida, I'll be doing two nights with the terrific jazz vocalist Libby York at the Truman Little White House in Key West on February 21 and 22. More info can be found on the Schedule page of this website.
I'll be playing with two great singers Valentine's Weekend. Friday/Saturday February 12th and 13th I'll be at the Jazz Showcase with Paul Marinaro's quintet. On Valentine's Day, I'll be with Petra van Nuis at Suzette's in Wheaton.
Also, my weekly steady gigs continue:
Sundays - Duo with Petra van Nuis at Pete Millers Evanston
NOTE: Petra and I will be at Suzette's in Wheaton on Valentine's Day
Mondays - Trio with the Joe Policastro Trio at Pops For Champagne
NOTE: I won't be at Pops on Monday, February 22
Tuesdays - Solo guitar at Broadway Cellars
NOTE: I'll be leaving early at 7:15 Tuesday, Feb 9 to play a Fat Tuesday gig with Russ Phillips' Windy City All-Stars at the Chicago Brauhaus. Also, I won't be at Broadway Cellars on Tuesday, Feb 23. Guitarist Andy Pratt will be filling in.
Wednesdays - Andy Brown Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club
Thursdays - Solo guitar behind the bar at the Green Mill
All times, addresses, website info, phone numbers, as well as other gigs can be found on the Schedule page of this website.
Hope to see ya!