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 posted a video on YouTube of a concert I in February at Studio5 with my quartet that plays at Andy's every Wednesday. It's an hour long video, and it came out really nice!
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I had some really fun gigs in March at Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center in NYC with pianist Judy Carmichael, saxophonist Harry Allen and bassist Neal Miner. Fun to play with these swingers!
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Judy also hosts a really interesting NPR radio show called Jazz Inspired. It features interviews with celebrities and musicians of all styles (folks like Robert Redford, Tony Bennett, Neil deGrasse Tyson) about how jazz has influenced their work. She interviewed me for the show -
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I'm lucky to have several great steady gigs at the moment:
Sundays - (every other Sunday) Trio at Winter's Jazz Club
Tuesdays - Solo guitar at Cellars Bar and Grill
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.