It’s Commonly Jazz returns this Thursday. One of the oldest free series of its kind in the region, the It’s Commonly Jazz showcases have been running for 28 years, presenting marquee artists like Eddie Harris, McCoy Tyner, Javon Jackson and David “Fathead” Newman.
The free series — running every Thursday in August — returns to the outdoor Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park this week, beginning Thursday with renowned saxophonist Craig Bailey and his quintet.
The rest of the It’s Commonly Jazz lineup for 2013 features Trinidad-born Etienne Charles, acclaimed for his mix of island rhythms and Jazz, on Aug. 8; young tenor sax wiz J.D. Allen on Aug. 15; Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/actor Gregory Porter on Aug. 22, presented with Learning Through the Arts, Inc. as part of the Crown Jewels of Jazz Heritage Festival (facebook.com/crownjewelsofjazzheritagefestival); and, for the finale, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, who will be joined by his group of young Jazz lions, Wolfpack.
Music runs 6-8 p.m. For complete info, visit itscommonlyjazz.com.