The Andy Pratt Trio focuses on Pratt's original compositions and obscure gems from the Great American Songbook. Featuring Andy Pratt on guitar and vocals, Andre Beasley on drums, and John Sutton on bass. With an appreciation for story and lyric, Andy always chooses material that hits a nerve for himself and the listener. His debut 2011 EP release: "How It Lies," showcases Pratt's fondness for the jazz standard with songs such as "Be Good To Her," "I'm Just A Lucky So & So," and "How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies." He is currently working on a CD of all original music.
Guitar and Vocals
Andy Pratt has been making music in Chicago since 2005. He plays guitar, sings, composes and works as a sideman. He's performed with Jazz musicians Chuck Hedges, John Baney, Andy Brown, Don Stille, Eric Schneider, Don Stiernberg, Bob Rummage, Dan Delorenzo, and many others. He is also a member of the Joe Policastro Trio, which performs every Sunday night at Pops For Champagne.
Andre Beasley grew up in Kansas City and after attending Wichita State University, moved to Chicago and began performing music of all styles at various clubs in the city, from rock to jazz to blues and R&B. Andre has performed with musicians such as Oscar Brown, Jr., Bobby Broom, and Orbert Davis.
John Sutton is a jazz bassist, composer, and educator based in Chicago. His playing and writing reflect his belief in the power of simplicity and humor. John is the co-creator of the comedy web series Bass Solo: a comedy show about what it means to be a jazz musician in today’s world. As a bassist, he has recently been featured on albums released by artists such as Tammy McCann, Mikel Patrick Avery and Rana Santacruz.
You can find his works and upcoming events at www.johnsuttonmusic.com