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Andy Brown, Artist of the Week



Andy’s video came to our attention and we were so impressed we wanted to share his artistry.  Enjoy Artist of the Week, Andy Brown. 


Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty five years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York City. He has been called a “superior mainstream guitarist” in Downbeat magazine. As a sideman he has performed with internationally known jazz musicians including Scott Hamilton, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Warren Vaché, Ken Peplowski, Hod O’Brien, Anat Cohen, Kurt Elling and many others. 

Andy Brown
Andy Brown Photo Credit: Mikel Avery


Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been playing 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 backed visiting jazz names at places including The Jazz Showcase and Ravinia. Currently he plays solo guitar every Thursday at The Green Mill, leads his quartet twice a month at Andy’s Jazz Club and performs with his trio bi-weekly at Winter’s Jazz Club.


His latest CD is the critically acclaimed 2016 Delmark Records release “Direct Call.” In 2015 Delmark released “Soloist,” Andy’s solo guitar album. The CD release party for this recording was filmed and turned into a YouTube video (Andy Brown Solo at the Whiskey Lounge) and has been watched over 2.5 million times. It is viewed over 1,000 per day on YouTube!

Andy Brown Direct Call


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