About the Event
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. Trumpeter Marques Carroll makes his Tuesdays on the Terrace debut with a quintet comprised of some Terrace favorites including Greg Artry on drums, Julius Tucker on piano, Brent Griffin on saxophone, and Christian Dillingham on bass.
About the Artist
Born into a musical family in St. Louis, MO, Chicago-based trumpeter Marques Carroll fell in love with the trumpet when he was only eight years old. Carroll grew up absorbing the blues of Louis Armstrong and the laid-back sounds of Miles Davis, eventually going on to study jazz performance at DePaul University. Carroll has worked and shared the stage with jazz powerhouses like Carmen Bradford, Dee Dee Bridgewater (Count Basie Band), Etienne Charles, Christian McBride, Jon Faddis, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Randy Weston (Chicago Jazz Ensemble). In addition to performing he created the music program for Chicago Jesuit Academy and was its music director for 15 years, and regularly holds clinics and master classes around the country. He is the leader of the Trumpet Summi,t coleader of the Chicago Soul Jazz Collective, and a permanent sub-member of The Count Basie Orchestra. A bold performer and passionate educator, he is dedicated to preserving the authentic culture of jazz and spreading his holistic love of music around the world. His debut solo record, The Ancestors’ Call, is now available.
WDCB 90.9 is the official media sponsor of Tuesdays on the Terrace.
Tuesdays on the Terrace is made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation, supported by Cherilyn Murer.