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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Harrison Bankhead

Tue, Jul 30, 2013, 5:30–8 pm

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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.


Harrison Bankhead is a well known Chicago bassist plays with a number of combos, from mainstream to avant garde (Witches and Devils). Says the Chicago Reader jazz critic Neil Tesser, “Bankhead’s playing is firmly rooted in a Chicago bass lineage that stretches back to Milt Hinton and includes Wilbur Ware and Malachi Favors; the dry warmth of both his tone and his melodies has proved welcome, even comforting, in the many contexts in which he’s performed.”

For this concert, Harrison performs with Miguel de la Cerna (piano), Ernie Adams (drums), and Ari Brown (tenor sax).

Hosted by Al Carter-Bey, WHPK 88.5 fm
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