Tuesdays on the Terrace: James Sanders & Conjúnto



Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.

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James Sanders’s Conjunto Photo: Roger Beck


While violinist James Sanders confidently crosses stylistic borders, he stays true to both the jazz violin legacy and his rigorous classical training to create music that transcends category yet remains faithful to its multiple inspirations. Conjúnto is Sanders’s long-running project that unites his classical training and theory with the freedom of jazz improvisation, all grounded in the lively rhythms of his Caribbean heritage: rumba, son, danzón, bolero, and more. The result is performances that move audiences figuratively and literally, where moments of hushed intimacy are followed by joyous dancing. From Afro-roots to salsa to jazz, Conjúnto is equally at home at a dance party, jazz club or festival stage.

Joining Sanders in Conjúnto are some of Chicago’s most respected Latin jazz musicians: Kevin O’Connell on piano, Steve Eisen on tenor sax and flute, bassist Joshua Ramos, master conguero Joe Rendon, and Jean-Christophe Leroy on drums.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community.

Dine on our terrace and enjoy a buffet, which features a changing menu of themed dishes using fresh, locally grown produce from the SOAR Farmers Market. Reserve a table by calling 312-397-3805. The buffet is $27 per person.

For a more impromptu evening, open seating is available on our terrace or bring a blanket to relax on the lawn. Food may be purchased from our outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the bar in the sculpture garden.

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.