Sep 29th 2020

Tuesdays on the Terrace is the MCA’s summer jazz series celebrating Chicago’s robust music scene. Audio broadcasts are available on Facebook Live  every Tuesday, July through September, from 5:30–6:30 pm.

This special presentation of Tuesdays on the Terrace is co-organized by the MCA and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.


The Great Black Music Ensemble led by Ernest Dawkins is an intergenerational ensemble ranging in size from three to thirty pieces. Internationally known for its unparalleled contribution to modern music, The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) has been a leader within the cultural community since its inception in 1965. A collective of musicians and composers, the AACM is dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording Great Black Music, and pays homage to the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music across the United States. Celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2020, the AACM is now the oldest organization of its kind. Tonight’s recording features spontaneous composed music that reflects the new paradigm of today’s reality.

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