Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern terrace and sculpture garden with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community.
Chicago Calling offers a unique musical tour of the history of Chicago jazz through the musicians and legendary venues they performed by combining music written by or associated with such musical greats as Johnny Griffin, Eddie Harris, Dinah Washington, Joe Williams, Sun Ra, John Gilmore, Fred Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Nat King Cole, Ahmad Jamal, Earma Thompson, and Jodie Christian with stories of the history, circumstances, and personalities that made these musicians Chicago legends.
Chicago Calling features Juli Wood (saxophone/vocals), Harrison Bankhead (bass), Avreeayl Ra (drums), and Leandro Lopez Varady (piano).
Hosted by Al Carter-Bey, WHPK 88.5 FM, University of Chicago.
Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 2–September 29, 2015, 5:30 pm–8 pm.
Dine on our terrace and enjoy a buffet, which features a changing menu of themed dishes using fresh, locally grown produce from the MCA Farmers' Market. Reserve a table by calling 312-397-3805. The buffet is $26 per person.
For a more impromptu evening, open seating is available on our terrace or bring a blanket to relax on the garden lawn. Hamburgers, house-made sausages, and a variety of freshly made salads may be purchased from our outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the bar on the lower terrace.
Sorry, outside food and beverages are not allowed.
In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA Café.