Tuesdays on the Terrace: Victor Garcia Quartet

  • Anne & John Kern Terrace Garden
    Outer east side of the MCA, accessible via the back gate and the Commons
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Tickets are required for all Tuesdays on the Terrace performances this year. Tickets may be reserved May 14 at noon CT for MCA Members, and May 19 at noon CT for everyone else.

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Victor Garcia
Photo: courtesy of the artist

About the artist

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Trumpeter Victor Garcia leads his quartet in two sets of Latin jazz.


Victor Garcia is as versatile as he is creative. For over ten years he has performed in Chicago with his group, Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, and freelances internationally. He is an acclaimed trumpeter, singer, percussionist, songwriter, and arranger, leading him to professorial positions at Roosevelt University, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois in Chicago. The lineup of greats he’s performed with include: Aretha Franklin, Arturo Sandoval, Spoon, Monty Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Manuelle, Nicholas Payton, La India, the Temptations, Steve Turre, BeBe Winans, Tito Puente, Jr., Paquito d’Rivera, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, and Dr. John. He has toured with The Isley Brothers and released his debut album, The Grind/The Groove, in 2018. In addition, he has played on dozens of albums, two of which garnered Grammy nominations in 2005 (Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra) and 2008 (Sones de Mexico), and one which was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2007 (Sones de Mexico).


WDCB 90.9 is the official media sponsor of Tuesdays on the Terrace. Tuesdays on the Terrace is made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation, supported by Cherilyn Murer.