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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Ben LaMar Gay
August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
**Tuesdays on the Terrace are always free, and museum admission is always free on Tuesday for Illinois residents. Free tickets are available exclusively in-person at the Admissions desk on the day of your visit. Come early and see our exciting summer exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” before the jazz starts at 5:30p. To guarantee a timeslot for “Figures of Speech” advance tickets can also be purchased online now for $15. **
Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Cornetist Ben LaMar Gay brings his genre-defying sounds to the Terrace for two sets.
Ben LaMar Gay is a composer and cornetist who moves components of sound, color, and space through folkloric filters to produce brilliant electro‐acoustic collages. The layering and mingling of various styles feeds and plays with a larger musical narrative. The Chicago native’s true technique is giving life to an idea while exploring and expanding on the term “Americana.”