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Junius Paul

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Junius Paul

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. Terrace favorite Junius Paul closes out the season with two celebratory sets featuring original songs from his upcoming album.

About the Artist

Junius Paul

Junius Paul is composer, bandleader, and acoustic and electric bassist, born and raised in Chicago. He is a graduate of St. Xavier University in Chicago, and is now an internationally established performer. Some of Paul's performances and/or recording credits include the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, numerous configurations of ensembles led by Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit, AACM Small Ensemble & Big Band, Kahil El'Zabar, Makaya McCraven, the Fred Anderson Trio, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Vincent Davis & Percussion Plus, Dee Alexander, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, Oliver Lake, Donald Harrison, Willie Pickens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marquis Hill, KRS-One, and Donald Byrd among others. In 2013-14, Junius served as music department faculty for Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, Ilinois). Paul's debut album, Ism, was released in November 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company to four-star acclaim in Downbeat Magazine. Paul is currently working on his second album, set to be released in 2023.