The Jazz Artists of Charleston is hosting 12 evenings of local musicians for its sixth annual Jazz of Charleston series upstairs at Father Figaro Hall, 493 King St.

The series runs through June 7.

“It’s a really intimate space of about 75-80 people, it’s an up-close-and-personal environment,” said Mark Sterbank, who plays tenor sax in three of the groups.

“There will be lots of creative interplay with different styles.”

The series features different types of jazz each night with different band leaders and configurations.

Shows include a program of Brazilian music by Leah Suarez, Duda Lucena and Ben Wells (tonight), the now classic “Tenor Madness” contortions of Mark Sterbank and Robert Lewis (June 4) and a Judy Garland tribute featuring vocalists Jessica White and Kim Pacheco (June 6).

There’s also Dixieland jazz, lots of brass and some contemporary bop on tap.

“The best in local jazz is what visitors can really find at the series,” JAC Executive Director Leah Suarez said. “We really tried to create a diverse lineup and present the best of them in Charleston.”

There are two sets each evening, 7 and 10 p.m. Refreshments are available at the venue for purchase. For information, including a full lineup and tickets, call 641-0011 or go to jazzartistsof