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Tuesdays on the Terrace Thaddeus Tukes's Viibez


Thaddeus Tukes is a jazz composer, arranger, and percussionist from Chicago. He graduated from Whitney Young Magnet High School and Northwestern University, where he studied jazz vibraphone, piano, and journalism. Notably, he is the first person in the United States to receive a degree in jazz vibraphone from a non-conservatory university. Tukes has performed with a variety of artists including Branford Marsalis, Victor Goines, Roy Hargrove, Nicole Mitchell, Joan Collaso, and Chance the Rapper. Some of Tukes’s showcases have included Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center in Chicago, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Jazz Showcase, and the Green Mill. Tukes was also named a Luminarts Jazz Fellow in 2015.

In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA’s Kovler Atrium.

Our annual summer performance series highlights artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community.



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Tuesdays on the Terrace is made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation, supported by Cherilyn and Michael Murer.