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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Jimmy Ellis

Tue, Jul 16, 2013, 5:30–8 pm

Jimmy Ellis

Jimmy Ellis
Photo courtesy of the artist

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.


A native Chicagoan who studied under Capt. Walter Dyett at DuSable High School, Jimmy Ellis (saxophone) has worked with Nat King Cole, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Sarah Vaughan, and Pearl Bailey.

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