Updated July 2021
I've had some chances to reflect on the last 16 months and try and process all the craziness. All I can say is that it feels so good to be back playing live and interacting with all of you in person. As lucky as we all were to have the technology to stay connected during the periods of imposed isolation it couldn't replace being together in the same room. There's nothing like the shared communal experience of an improvised jazz performance, both for the musicians involved and the audience in the room. With that in mind I'd like to let you know about some cool gigs I have this month:
Wednesdays - - (except 7/21) - Port and Park Bistro on Southport at Irving Park Rd. Duo with the fantastic vocalist Petra van Nuis from 6:30PM - 9:30PM. Terrific neighborhood gem with indoor and outdoor seating near the music!
Thursdays - - Solo jazz guitar behind the bar at Chicago's legendary Green Mill for the Cocktail Hour Show from 5PM - 7:30PM. No cover, no minimum, free street parking!
Saturdays - - (except 7/24) - Semilla's Latin Kitchen and Wine Bar in Rogers Park. "Bossa Nova Saturdays" and Latin American cuisine with vocalist Petra van Nuis on their outdoor patio from 6PM - 9PM!
Sundays - - The Andy Brown Trio at Andy's Jazz Club. With Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums, sets at 6PM and 8:15PM. I feel so fortunate to have this steady trio gig with these two virtuosos!!
Mondays - - (except 7/12) - The Green Mill from 8PM - 12AM with fellow guitarist Joel Paterson and Friends. This is a new collaboration for me and is working out really well! Joel is a phenomenal guitarist and he plays steel guitar every week as well. We explore a variety of genres from Jazz/Western Swing/Blues/Country!
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