• Dee Alexander

One of the more pleasant ways to end a summer workday in Chicago is to catch a free Tuesday-evening jazz set on the terrace of the Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s a great informal way to see some of the city’s best jazz players, and when the weather’s nice the scene is terrific. The programming has always cast a pretty wide net stylistically, and this year’s lineup, announced today, is no exception. As usual, patrons can purchase pricey snacks from the museum’s Puck Cafe or take in the music from the nearby sculpture garden. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on in the garden, but don’t even think about sneaking in food or you’ll face the wrath of museum security. The complete lineup is after the jump; all concerts begin at 5:30 PM.