Jazz. The word rolls off the tongue, but the associated genre geekery can confound the layman. Fear not, fellow laymen, because the annual New Mexico Jazz Fest is partnering with Summerfest to bring jazz brunch to four ginchy Nob Hill restaurants: Riverside Jass Trio at O’Niell’s; the Pat Malone Trio at Scalo’s; Café Bomba at Zacateca’s; and guitar/bass duo Michael Anthony and Colin Deuble at Zinc. On Sunday, July 21 the smooth sounds of jazz brunch start at 11 a.m. and zig-zag ’til 1 p.m. at all locations. As for the fest proper, consider expanding your horizons with: New Mexican multi-woodwind maestro Arlen Asher; Grammy-winning bassist Stanley Clarke and his electric funk/fusion band; Santa Fean 10-piece traditional New Orleans brass band The Mil-Tones Brass Band and the Larry Mitchell Band; West Africa-influenced jazz purveyor the Lionel Loueke Trio; and more. For all the frisson-inducing deets, visit newmexicojazzfestival.org or outpostspace.org.