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Victor Garcia

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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Victor Garcia Quartet

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.

About the artist

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).