Andy Brown


Updated February 2018

February 8 and 9 I'll be at the Green Mill with the Warren Vaché/Russ Phillips Quintet. Warren will be visiting from NYC and is one of the most respected and swinging cornet players in the world today. Chicago's own Russ Phillips on trombone is equally fantastic and I'm so excited to be playing with these two phenomenal brass players. In the fifteen years I've lived in Chicago I don't ever remember Warren playing in town so this will be a special weekend. The rhythm section will consist of myself on guitar, Dennis Carroll on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums so a good time is sure to be had. We'll be at the Green Mill Friday Feb 8 from 9pm-1am and Saturday Feb 10 from 8pm-12am.

My quartet which has played weekly at Andy's Jazz Club for seven years will be making it's debut at the Jazz Showcase Thursday Feb 28-Sunday March 3. This group features Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums. I've been so fortunate to get to work with these world-class musicians every week and I'm really excited for these four nights together at the Showcase. Sets are at 8pm and 10pm nightly, as well as a Sunday matinee at 4pm.

Also my steady gigs continue:

Tuesdays - Solo Guitar at Cellars Bar and Grill in Edgewater, 6:15pm-9:15pm
Wednesdays - Andy Brown Trio at Andy's Jazz Club (Trio in February, Quartet starting in March)
Thursdays - Solo Guitar Cocktail Hour behind the bar at the Green Mill, 5:30pm-8pm

All times, addresses, website info, phone numbers, as well as other gigs can be found on my schedule page.

Finally, I'm pleased to announce the acclaimed musical teaching company My Music Masterclasses has just released a three-part masterclass of mine where I discuss many ideas concerning solo guitar. I put a lot of thought into it and if you're interested in solo jazz guitar I think you'll enjoy it! You can purchase it here: MyMusicmasterclasses

Andy Brown