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Tuesdays on the Terrace | Rajiv Halim

August 29, 20235:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free, but capacity is limited. Reserve a Fast Pass for expedited entry.

A bald, medium-skinned man blows into a saxophone.

Rajiv Halim. Photo: Jim Funk.

About the Event

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA terrace with free concerts highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned music community. Enjoy live music while relaxing on the lawn with your own picnic, or savor snacks and drinks available for purchase. Then head inside to catch the MCA’s summer exhibitions—we’re open late on Tuesdays and free for Illinois residents.

2023 marks the centennial anniversary of jazz legend Dexter Gordon’s birth, and, as many Chicago jazz enthusiasts know, August 29 is jazz giant Charlie Parker’s birthday. In celebration of these prodigious saxophonists, we close our Tuesdays on the Terrace series with renowned Chicago composer and saxophone player, Rajiv Halim, who makes his MCA terrace debut. Halim play two sets that feature beloved songs from Gordon and Parker, as well as his original music.

Band Members | Instruments

  • Runere Brooks | Basses
  • Rajiv Halim | Saxophones
  • Samuel Jewell | Drums & Cymbals
  • Norman Palm | Trombone
  • Julius Tucker | Keyboard

About the Artist

Rajiv Halim is a saxophonist, woodwind doubler, and composer from Chicago. Internationally he has performed at venues and festivals in Belize, Canada, Poland, and Taiwan. Halim has performed and recorded with many great musicians including Jennifer Hudson, Martha Reeves, Cory Henry, Mike Stern, and The Four Tops. In 2016, he contributed saxophone parts to the composition “Finish Line” by Chance the Rapper for his 2017 Grammy Award–winning album Coloring Book. Halim’s debut album, Foundation, was released in August 2015 and is available for digital purchase worldwide. He currently travels the country as part of the pit orchestra for the first national tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Halim is an endorsing artist for Key Leaves woodwind care products.


Tuesdays on the Terrace is presented by Univision Chicago and made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

This event is supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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