Guitarist Andy Brown has become well known for his devotion to the art of solo jazz guitar. In this workshop he shows you his approach to the craft of playing unaccompanied guitar. Andy breaks down the elements of this style, so that you can learn to apply these principles without being overwhelmed by the process. If you're looking for a straight-forward approach to learning solo jazz guitar, this masterclass is for you.
Topics covered include: 2-Note Approach, Finger Independence, Rubato, Time/Groove, Left and Right Hand Technique, Fingerstyle, Visualizing the Fretboard, Developing Your Ideas.
Chicagoan Andy Brown has been called a “superior mainstream guitarist” in Downbeat magazine.
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 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 every Wednesday at Andy's Jazz Club and performs with his trio bi-weekly at Winter’s Jazz Club.