Thu–Sun, July 18-21 & 25–28, 7:30 p.m.
SFJazz Center (201 Franklin St.)
Enjoy two weeks celebrating the popular music of the Americas, from Lennon & McCartney and Duke Ellington to the soulful tunes of rural Mexico. Part 2 pays tribute to departed singers, a toast to Ray Charles and more. $20–$65, 866-920-5299, www.sfjazz.org