Tuesdays on the Terrace: Tatsu Aoki’s The Miyumi Project



Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.

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Tatsu Aoki Photo: Kazu Yamamoto


Tatsu Aoki's ensemble the Miyumi Project is one of the longest standing amalgams of Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music. A collaboration between African American and Asian-American jazz artists, the Miyumi Project explores a nexus of past and present cultures. The Miyumi Project features Tatsu Aoiki, Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Jaime Kempkers, Kioto, and Coco Elysses.

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.