Tuesdays on the Terrace: Eastern Blok
Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 5:30–8 pm
Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 3–September 9, 2014, 5:30 pm–8 pm.
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.
The Los Angeles Times calls Eastern Blok’s music “relentlessly innovative work.” Downbeat Magazine claims that “the ensemble playing is often breakneck and consistently challenging.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine raves that Eastern Blok plays with “blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.” Their inventive re-interpretations of old standards and innovative original compositions are a byproduct of the artful blending of many diverse styles with jazz including classical, Macedonian, Bulgarian, and Serbian folk, Klezmer, rock, and a smattering of Middle Eastern flavorings as well. Eastern Blok features classical guitar virtuoso Goran Ivanovic, joined by Doug Rosenberg on woodwinds, Matthew Ulery on upright bass, and Michael Caskey on percussion.