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Tuesdays on the Terrace Whirlpool

On a sunny day, two men and one woman stand in a shadow cast upon a rooftop.


Photo: Jacob Hand


Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 3–September 9, 2014, 5:30 pm–8 pm.

Whirlpool is a trio founded in the city of Chicago and features Caroline Davis (saxophone, vocals); Jeff Swanson (guitar); and Charles Rumback (drums). In 2012, the trio was formed for a house concert series honoring drummer Paul Motian. His vision for a bass–less trio was the impetus for Whirlpool, but the music has formed a new voice since its inception. The music explores boundaries between genres and includes some covers by Paul Motian, Steve Winwood, and Thelonious Monk.

A dinner buffet prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering is available each week for $25 per person, and features a changing menu of dishes created using fresh, locally grown produce from the MCA Farmers' Market (see menu). Tables are limited—call 312.397.4034 or email to reserve your spot.

For a more casual evening, bring a blanket or rent an MCA lawn chair ($5 each) to relax on the garden lawn. Hamburgers, house-made sausages, and a variety of freshly made salads may be purchased from our outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the cash bar on the lower terrace. Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the sculpture garden.

In case of rain, the event takes place inside Puck’s Café.