Tuesdays on the Terrace: Fred Anderson Legacy



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.

The iconic saxophonist Fred Anderson is again celebrated at the MCA with an annual tribute by the artists who helped create the legacy of sound at the Velvet Lounge, Anderson’s legendary music venue. Featuring Anderson’s long-standing bassist Tatsu Aoki, reedists Mwata Bowden and Eward Wilkerson, drummer Avreeayl Ra, and special guest, saxophonist Ari Brown, the Legacy Band is celebrating the CD release of an archival recording, Fred Anderson Quintessential Birthday Trio: Vol. II.

Hosted by Al Carter-Bey, WHPK 88.5 FM, University of Chicago.

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Fred Anderson Quintessential Trio. Photo: Kyung Woo Han


Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 2–September 29, 2015, 5:30–8 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.

WDCB 90.9 is the Media Sponsor of Tuesdays on the Terrace.