Tuesdays on the Terrace: Maggie Brown

  • Anne & John Kern Terrace Garden
    Outer east side of the MCA, accessible via the back gate and the Commons
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.

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Vocalist Maggie Brown
Photo: Aisha Mays


Maggie Brown is an accomplished singer, songwriter, stage director, producer, and educator. She is also said to be “one of the most fiercely committed artists in Chicago” (H. Reich, Chicago Tribune). Brown embodies a powerful and passionate performance whether she is presenting with her own trio or with Orbert Davis’s full 60-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recorded with Abbey Lincoln, Jonathan Butler, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder, and her legendary father Oscar Brown Jr. In 1995, Brown launched her own independent label, MagPie Records, releasing her first solo project FROM MY WINDOW. The CD was nominated for a Chicago Music Award for Best Jazz CD. Before her father passed, Brown produced a live concert recording with him called WE’RE LIVE.

In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA's Kovler Atrium.

Our annual summer performance series highlights artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community.


WDCB 90.9 is the 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 and Michael Murer.