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Summer jazz returns to the MCA terrace


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Dee Alexander
  • Dee Alexander
One of the more pleasant ways to end a summer workday in Chicago is to catch a free Tuesday-evening jazz set on the terrace of the Museum of Contemporary Art. It's a great informal way to see some of the city's best jazz players, and when the weather's nice the scene is terrific. The programming has always cast a pretty wide net stylistically, and this year's lineup, announced today, is no exception. As usual, patrons can purchase pricey snacks from the museum's Puck Cafe or take in the music from the nearby sculpture garden. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on in the garden, but don't even think about sneaking in food or you'll face the wrath of museum security. The complete lineup is after the jump; all concerts begin at 5:30 PM.

June 5: Ernest Dawkins
June 12: Kevin Nabors
June 19: Ken Chaney
June 26: Jason Stein
July 3: Joshua Abrams
July 10: Miyumi Project
July 17: Isaiah Spencer
July 24: Yvonne Gage
July 31: Art Hoyle
August 7: Mwata Bowden
August 14: Fred Lonberg-Holm
August 21: Fred Anderson Legacy Band
August 28: Dee Alexander
September 4: Josh Berman
September 11: Renee Baker
September 18: Tomeka Reid
September 25: Brent Kimbrough

photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot

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