Updated November 2022
In this month of Thanksgiving I wanted you to know how much I appreciate all of you who have made it to various Chicago venues and helped keep live music going during this past year. I've had so many joyous nights of fellowship in 2022 and I want you to know how much it means to all of the musicians that you've made it out to listen and enjoy the music. Also, there's nothing like live music to distract you from the baseball season being over, or the results of the mid-terms, or anything else that gives you the blues. With that in mind I wanted to let you know about some cool stuff I have coming up this month:
This Wednesday, November 9th I'll be at Winter's Jazz Club with two of Chicago's finest jazz artists, the virtuoso drummer George Fludas and the legendary bassist Dennis Carroll. We'll be doing a night featuring the compositions of Django Reinhardt with our own twists and turns thrown in. I can't wait to perform this music with these amazing musicians! Sets at 7:30 and 9:30.
If you're going to be celebrating Thanksgiving in Chicago consider coming out on Thanksgiving weekend (Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26) to the Green Mill where I'll be performing with Petra's Recession Seven. This fantastic 7-piece traditional jazz band features myself on guitar, Petra van Nuis on vocals, Eric Schneider on reeds, Art Davis on trumpet, Russ Phillips on trombone, Dan DeLorenzo on bass and Bob Rummage on drums. The Mill will be swingin' that weekend and I can't wait!!
I feel extremely fortunate to have several steady gigs at the moment:
Thursdays - Solo Jazz Guitar at Chicago's famed Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. I play behind the bar for the cocktail hour show from 5PM - 7:15PM. No cover, tasty drinks, and I take requests!
Sundays - Andy Brown Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club. Sets at 6PM and 8:15PM. With drummer Phill Gratteau, bassist Joe Policastro and pianist Jeremy Kahn.
Mondays - Joel Paterson and Friends at the Green Mill from 8PM - 12AM. Joel is a wonderful fellow guitarist and we explore a variety of genres from jazz/western swing/blues/country. With Beau Sample on bass and Alex Hall on drums.
Wednesdays - Petra van Nuis/Andy Brown voice/guitar duo at Hemmingway's Bistro in Oak Park from 6PM-9PM. I'm really excited for this new steady gig with my favorite singer to work with! Hemmingway's is a fantastic restaurant and Petra and I so happy to resurrect their Wednesday jazz nights.
I'm regularly posting new video to my YouTube page.
Here's my most recent video featuring a whole set with Harry Allen at the Jazz Showcase, beautifully filmed by my friend Tw Li.
For booking info or to join Andy's monthly mailing list, please contact Andy at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-396-1180