Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has... read more →
"Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a quartet. Like him, his band mates speak softly but poetically. Brown's pastel tones, softly stated melody lines and delicately rolled chords conveyed remarkable intimacy and the guitarist's solo on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" made a strong, soulful case for melodic simplicity... read more →
I have some fun gigs coming up at Winter's Jazz Club. Winter's is Chicago's newest and best listening room, and I'll be there with some great groups.
This Labor Day Sunday I'll have a special quartet at Winter's as part of my bi-weekly "Andy Brown and Friends" series. We'll be featuring Russ Phillips on trombone, Dan DeLorenzo on bass and drummer Kevin Dorn. Kevin is an old friend visiting from NYC, and he's a fantastic swing drummer. No work on Monday, so come out and hang with us starting at 7:30pm.
September 8 I'll be there with one of my favorite bands, Petra's Recession Seven. This is a terrific seven piece swing band that features the terrific vocals of Petra van Nuis with several of Chicago's finest hornmen. Petra and the band were recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune and you don't want to miss it!
I'm excited to be finishing September at Winter's by doing a live recording with one of my favorite present-day singers Rebecca Kilgore. She's Portland based and will be in Chicago on September 28 and 29 to record at the club with myself, Russ Phillips on trombone and Portland bassist Tom Wakeling.
I never miss a chance to tell folks about Winter's. It's such a welcome addition to the Chicago jazz scene. Musicians and audiences love it. Hope to see you!