On Friday September 23 and Saturday September 24 I'll be at the Green Mill in Chicago with fellow guitarist Howard Alden. Howard has been one of the best jazz guitarists on the planet for a long time, and it's always a treat to play with him. He's done it all from recording the guitar music for Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown" to recording four albums with the legendary George Van Eps. It's been two years since Howard and I were there together and I'm really looking forward to it! We'll be there with Joe Policastro on bass and Bob Rummage on drums. Howard will also be doing a workshop at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Saturday September 24. See https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=5587 for details.
I was pleased to learn that my latest Delmark records release "Direct Call" received 4 stars in the October issue of Downbeat magazine. I've been so happy to get such nice reviews for this quartet CD! The group plays every Wednesday at Andy's Jazz Club.
I had a blast doing a celebration of guitarist Charlie Christian's 100th birthday at the Jazz Showcase last month. This concert was sponsored by WDCB jazz radio and I had some great musicians with me. Luckily a friend of mine shot some nice video/audio and I made a YouTube clip out of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Nb8KbZdL8&spfreload=10
I'll be in Ann Arbor, MI at the Kerrytown Concert House with vocalist Petra van Nuis and a trio of great Michigan musicians (James Dapogny-piano, Paul Keller-bass, Pete Siers-drums) this Friday September 9th. If you know anyone up that way, spread the word! We worked with this group there a year ago and had a terrific night.
Also, my weekly steady gigs continue:
Sundays - Duo with Petra van Nuis at Pete Millers Evanston
NOTE: We won't be there 9/11
Tuesdays - Solo guitar at Broadway Cellars
NOTE: I MAY not be there 9/27. Check my schedule page before coming...
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 my schedule page.