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'll be at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago Wednesday, January 11th with a terrific Chicago quartet featuring Jeremy Kahn on piano, Dennis Carroll on bass and Neil Hemphill on drums. We have two sets that evening, one at 7:30 and one at 9:30. The theme of the music this Wednesday will be Swing To Bop: From Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker. We've got some great tunes already picked out for the gig and I always enjoy playing with these great musicians! Hopefully we will play a couple of songs you remember and a couple you will hear for the first time.
I feel extremely fortunate to have several steady gigs at the moment:
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. Hemmingway's is a fantastic restaurant and Petra and I so happy to resurrect their Wednesday jazz nights (I'll be absent 1/11 and 2/8).
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. Sunday Sets in Jan/Feb 2023 are at 7PM and 9:15PM. With drummer Phill Gratteau, bassist Joe Policastro and pianist Jeremy Kahn.
***Early Warning: I'll be in NYC playing at the wonderful jazz club Mezzrow in Greenwich Village on Friday/Saturday March 10 and 11 as part of the fabulous saxophonist Harry Allen's trio!***
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-396-1180