The Jazz Guitar of
Andy Brown


Updated April 2024

Hoping this finds you well and able to enjoy this beautiful spring. If you find yourself out and about and looking for some live music this month, I wanted to let you know about some musical happenings I'm fortunate to be a part of coming up...

Wednesday April 17 I'll be back with my once-a-month guitar trio gig at Winter's Jazz Club. I'll be joined by the amazing Joe Policastro on bass and the ever-swinging Bob Rummage on drums. We'll be performing two sets of tunes originally recorded for the famed Blue Note record label. I've got so many classic tunes picked out and I can't wait to play them with this trio!

If any of you live in the Woodstock, IL area (or know anyone who does who might dig solo jazz guitar) I'll be playing solo at Emerson and Oliver on Saturdays 4/20 and 4/27 from 7pm-11pm. Emerson and Oliver is a really cool speakeasy-like basement club situated in a historic former typewriter factory right off the beautiful Woodstock Square. Live jazz, tasty small plates and flowing cocktails.

On Friday, May 3 I'll be high up in the sky at the Cliff Dwellers Club on Michigan Ave. I'll be presenting two sets of music associated with the trios of Nat "King" Cole and Oscar Peterson. Joining me will be Jeremy Kahn on piano and Joe Policastro on bass. This is a beautiful space with an amazing piano. Buffet dinner included.

I feel very fortunate to have several great steady jazz gigs:

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!

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. We've been extended at Andy's through 2024, come see how much fun the Swingin' Sundays are at this venerable club! This band has a new CD "Good Atmosphere" available for purchase on this site!

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 are happy to perform for their Wednesday jazz night (I'll be absent 4/17 & 5/1).

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 (I'll be absent 4/29).

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: or 773-396-1180