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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Chuck Webb's Guru Tonic

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. This week, Chuck Webb brings his signature mix of jazz, funk, soul, and fusion with his Chicago-based band Guru Tonic.

About the Artist

Photo by Darius Savage.
Photo by Darius Savage.

Guru Tonic is a quartet of virtuoso musicians from Chicago who have toured and recorded with a who's who of music legends including Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, Layla Hathaway, David Sanborn, funk pioneer Steve Arrington, jazz-fusion guitar great Al DiMeola, Lionel Hampton, blues legend Buddy Guy, Von Freeman, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Freddie Hubbard, and Grover Washington Jr. These super-sidemen have come together to create an exciting blend of original music and cover songs that combine the language of jazz improvisation with funk, soul, and fusion grooves. Their self-titled debut album was recorded live at Chicago's Blue Nocturne Club On August 31, 2019. The band includes bassist Chuck Webb, pianist Tom Vaitsas, percussionist Linard Stroud Jr, and guitarist Tim Fitzgerald.