The Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra launches Medford's annual summer concert series at Bear Creek Park tonight.

The Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra launches Medford's annual summer concert series at Bear Creek Park tonight.

The orchestra plays at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater at the park. Parking is off the Highland Drive entrance. It's free.

The 15-piece band will play danceable swing, Latin and classic big band hits of the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Bring a picnic and a blanket and settle in for an evening of music.

The complete series schedule is available at www.playmedford.com.