Tuesdays on the Terrace: Chuck Webb’s Guru Tonic

  • 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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Photo by Darius Savage
Photo by Darius Savage


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, Chuck Webb brings his signature mix of jazz, funk, soul, and fusion with his Chicago-based band Guru Tonic.


Guru Tonic is a quartet of virtuoso musicians from Chicago who have toured and recorded with a who’s who of music legends including Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, Layla Hathaway, David Sanborn, funk pioneer Steve Arrington, jazz-fusion guitar great Al DiMeola, Lionel Hampton, blues legend Buddy Guy, Von Freeman, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Freddie Hubbard, and Grover Washington Jr. These super-sidemen have come together to create an exciting blend of original music and cover songs that combine the language of jazz improvisation with funk, soul, and fusion grooves. Their self-titled debut album was recorded live at Chicago’s Blue Nocturne Club On August 31, 2019. The band includes bassist Chuck Webb, pianist Tom Vaitsas, percussionist Linard Stroud Jr, and guitarist Tim Fitzgerald.


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.