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 →
My brand-new CD titled "Good Atmosphere" featuring my quartet (with Jeremy Kahn-piano, Joe Policastro-bass and Phil Gratteau-drums) that has been playing at Andy's Jazz Club for over a decade is out and available for purchase on this site! You can also stream the album on Spotify/YouTube/Apple Music. I'm so pleased to release this recording featuring material we've honed over the last few years. Come listen to us live every Sunday at Andy's Jazz Club!
I wanted to let you know about some cool gigs I have coming up:
Wednesday, September 20 - I'll be at one of Chicago's finest jazz venues, Winters Jazz Club presenting a musical tribute to two of my favorite guitarists, Les Paul and Bucky Pizzarelli as part of my monthly "Andy Brown and Friends" series at Winters. I'll be joined by my good friend and excellent fellow jazz guitarist Andy Pratt (who will also sing a couple of songs) and we're excited to present two sets of tunes associated with these guitar legends. We'll be joined by the swinging and dynamic rhythm section of Doug Hayes on bass and Joe Adamik on drums.
Wednesday, October 11 - I'm thrilled to be playing in New York City at Mezzrow, one of my all-time favorite jazz clubs. I'll be performing with my trio featuring Neal Miner on bass and Ben Cliness on drums. Come hang with me in the West Village of NYC!
I'm regularly posting new video to my YouTube page.
For booking info or to join Andy's monthly mailing list, please contact Andy at: email@example.com or 773-396-1180