Tuesdays on the Terrace: Greg Artry 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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Greg Artry
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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. Making his Tuesdays on the Terrace debut, percussionist Greg Artry brings his quartet including Chicago favorites: saxophonist Greg Ward, pianist Paul Bedal, and bassist Dennis Carroll.


Originally from Pomona, California, percussionist Greg Artry Jr was exposed to the drum set at the age of two by his father, who was a professional session drummer. At age 10, Artry and his family moved to Indianapolis where the evidence of his talent began to unfold. He was accepted into the fledgling Performing Arts Magnet Program, and that initiative allowed him to study a variety of instruments formally, including cello and voice. Artry attended the University of Louisville on scholarship, and upon graduation, he returned to Indiana and began his professional career. He’s worked with musicians such as Melvin Rhyne, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Broom, Slide Hampton, Bobby Watson, Charles McPherson, Claudio Roditi, Donald Harrison Jr, Syl Johnson, Steve Turre, Victor Goines, Willie Pickens, Sonny Fortune, and many others across the United States.


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.