Can't Stop the Music
June 21-23, Brookhaven Village and Andrews Park, jazzinjune.org, 325.3388
It’s practically a force of nature; for 29 years it has recurred like clockwork, proving itself as reliable as the summer heat. As surely as its namesake month arrives on the calendar, Norman residents have the opportunity to enjoy the giants of the genre at Jazz in June. The free outdoor festival is expected to draw nearly 50,000 listeners during its three days of musical greatness, beginning Thursday night at Brookhaven Village as singer, pianist, guitarist, trumpeter and whistler Carolyn Wonderland headlines Blues Under the Stars. The genre switches to jazz Friday night as the Bert Dalton Brazil Project makes Brookhaven sway with samba sounds, and the exceptionally skilled saxophonist David Sanborn brings down the house (read: pavilion and amphitheatre) Saturday night in Andrews Park. It all adds up to a joyous jam session that’s over too soon… until next year.