Tuesdays on the Terrace: Katie Ernst

  • 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

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Katie Ernst
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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. This week’s event features dynamic vocalist and bassist Katie Ernst.


Jazz bassist, vocalist, and composer Katie Ernst sets Dorothy Parker’s poetry to music in her project Little Words. The song cycle has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as "an ethereal, oft-haunting suite...a gentle, disarming work that stands out for its intimacy in an often-raucous world." Jazziz Magazine describes Little Words as "a concise set that winningly blends jazz, pop, and classical elements, showcasing Ernst's buttery alto and her creative way with melody." Ernst is joined by saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, pianist Paul Bedal, and drummer Andrew Green for an evening of contemporary jazz and timeless poetry. Katie Ernst wishes to thank the NAACP for authorizing the use of Dorothy Parker's works.


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.