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 →
Hoping this early March finds you well. I'm fortunate to have some really fun musical performances coming up and I wanted to give you a heads up in case going out to hear live music is in your future.
This Wednesday, March 8 I'll be at Chicago's great listening room Winter's Jazz Club. This will be a warm-up for Sunday's Oscars and will feature all tunes originally composed for films. I'll be joined by a fantastic trio of Chicago All-Stars: Eric Schneider on reeds, Russ Phillips on trombone and Joe Policastro on bass. Look for tunes by Johnny Mandel, Michel Legrand, Jerome Kern, Luiz Bonfa, David Raksin and many more. Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
If you or anyone you know will be in Manhattan over the weekend this Friday and Saturday March 10 and 11 I'll be playing in NYC at Mezzrow. This place is one of my favorite jazz clubs in the world and is located right in the heart of the West Village. I'll be there as part of the fabulous saxophonist Harry Allen's trio along with Mike Karn on bass. Sets each night at 7:30pm and 9pm.
I'll be at another fantastic New York-area jazz room on Sunday, March 12. I'll be performing at Shanghai Jazz in Madison, New Jersey with the amazing vocalist Petra van Nuis and the wonderful Harry Allen on saxophone. We'll be playing from 6pm-8:30pm.
For booking info or to join Andy's monthly mailing list, please contact Andy at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-396-1180