A capacity crowd gathered Saturday night on the first floor of the Old School Square parking garage to celebrate a music genre that, as the evening's main attraction reminded us, too often runs on fumes here in South Florida.

But that's not the case inside the Arts Garage, where jazz and a number of other cultural endeavors continue to run on all cylinders this summer.

Credit the Creative City Collaborative, the Delray Beach nonprofit that carries out the town's cultural agenda, and the organization's president, Tom Carney, with delivering on a promise to make Delray a destination for live jazz. Last Saturday's entertaining two-hour set by vocalist Dana Paul was the first in a summer-long series of jazz performances at the Arts Garage. Future shows include saxophonists Ed Calle (July 23) and Turk Mauro (Aug. 13), Brazilian singer Rose Max (Aug. 27) and vocalist/violinist Nicole Yarling (Sept. 10).

In addition, the Arts Garage continues to offer educational programming through its Summer Arts Collaborative. Courses ranging from creative writing to world drumming to modern jazz dance to song writing are being enjoyed by children and adults.

For more information on Arts Garage and its live music and educational offerings, visit its Facebook site or contact info@delraybeacharts.org.