The Jazz Guitar of
Andy Brown


Updated May 2024

The weather is beautiful and it's time to go out and celebrate the musical culture of this amazing city...get it while you can.

World-renowned stride pianist and Steinway artist Judy Carmichael will be in the Chicago area the first week of June and I'll be joining her trio for four dates. Judy will be in from the NYC area and is bringing the amazing reed player Dan Block with her to round out the trio. I always have a ball swinging with Judy! We'll be doing Monday, June 3rd in Dixon, IL and then June 4-6 in the Chicago area at Steinway showrooms in Lincoln Park, Naperville and Hinsdale. The Steinway concerts are free, but you need to RSVP. These programs are made possible with a John Stites Jazz Award.

Speaking of swinging jazz, fans of the Recession Seven band are in luck. We have two gigs this month at great listening rooms. Tuesday, May 21 we'll be at the famous Jazz Showcase in Printers Row, with sets at 8 and 10. For those that like to avoid downtown or live in the western 'burbs on Tuesday, May 28 we'll be at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights from 7:30-9. You can't miss with this band-Petra van Nuis on vocals, Russ Phillips on trombone, Art Davis on trumpet, Eric Schneider on reeds, Dan DeLorenzo on bass, Bob Rummage on drums, yours truly on guitar.

I'm also fortunate to lead these two Steady Gigs every week, thanks to so many of you who come by and make them special!!

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. So many great friends come every week! (I'll be absent 6/6)

Sundays - Andy Brown Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club. Sets at 6PM and 8:15PM. With drummer Phil Gratteau, bassist Joe Policastro and pianist Jeremy Kahn. Celebrating over 11 years together every week, come see how much fun the Swingin' Sundays are at this venerable club!

I'm regularly posting new video to my YouTube page.


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