May 25 at 7 p.m.: The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
June 29 at 7 p.m.: Corey Wallace DUBtet
July 27 at 7 p.m.: Cheick Hamala Diabate
Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m.: Kenny Rittenhouse Quartet
Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.: Nappy Riddem, followed by Integriti Reeves
One Saturday evening per month, the community park at the Petworth Recreation Center at Eighth and Taylor streets comes alive with jazz. Neighbors spread blankets on the grassy field and set out picnic spreads while taking in such well-known local acts as Donvonte McCoy or the Young Lions, while kids splash away at the rec center's spray park. (A family-friendly performer takes the stage one hour before the jazz begins.) It's low-key jazz in a community garden.
-- Fritz Hahn (July 29, 2011)