Holly Hofmann delivers Low Life to the Scripps Research Institute

...and other jazz happenings in and around San Diego

Holly Hofmann
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Monday 5
Vocalist Coral McFarland Thuet with trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, pianist Irving Flores, drummer Mike Holguin, and bassist Rob Thorsen play SDSU’s International Student Center (5500 Campanile Drive) at 4 p.m. Free!... the HM3 featuring Harley Magsino on bass, Joshua White on keyboards, and Charles Weller on drums are hitting at California State University San Marcos Art’s Building 111 (333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road), 1:00 p.m., also free!.. And finally, Perla Negra plays the Loft (9500 Gilman Drive), with Charlie Chavez, Roberto Arrendondo, Giovani Mejia, Bill Caballero, and Adolfo Hernandez, 5:30 p.m. No cover.

Tuesday 6
Flutist Holly Hofmann celebrates her new CD Low Life: The Alto Flute Project presented by Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI (10640 John J. Hopkins Drive), with Mike Wofford on piano, Anthony Wilson on guitar, John Clayton on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Concert begins at 7:30, $30 for Athenaeum members, $35 general public... Violinist Regina Carter looks back on Southern Comfort in a CD-release celebration at the Loft at 8:00 p.m. $18 general admission, $28 reserved seating.

Wednesday 7
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue), this week featuring multi-instrumentalist Austen Gatus, 7:00 p.m. $ 5 cover…The trumpeter then heads to the Jazz Jam Session at Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, (3054 University Avenue) with Joshua White on piano, Rob Thorsen on bass, TBA on drums. 9:00 p.m., no cover, musicians bring your horns!... Allison Adams Tucker performs at the Hacienda Casa Blanca (700 N. Johnson Avenue), with Tommy Aros and Irving Flores from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday 9
The Reka Parker/Paul Seaforth Quartet is at Northern Spirits Jazz Club (727 West San Marcos Boulevard, #117), featuring Parker on Piano, Seaforth on trumpet, Jeff Blanco on bass, and Bob Daniels on drums. 7:30, $ 5 cover… Steph Johnson leads a quartet at Croce’s Park West, featuring Dean Hulett on bass, Brett Sanders on drums, Jason Shattil on piano and Johnson’s vocals and guitar. 8:30 p.m. $5 cover… Vocalist Tokeli Baker comes to 98 Bottles with Nate Jarrell, Mikan Zlatkovich, Harley Magsino, Monette Marino, and Charlie Weller. 8:00 p.m. $15.

Saturday 10
The Danny Green Trio plays an 18-minute set at TEDxUCSD (2910 La Jolla Village Drive) at 10:30 a.m., $60 General Admission, $25 UCSD students… Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker is at the Myrtle Creek Gardens (2940 Reche Road) with Jaeryoung Lee, Gunnar Biggs, and Richard Sellers from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free!... Steph Johnson plays a solo gig debuting new songs from her upcoming album at the NEW Java Joe’s (3536 Adams Avenue) 8:00 p.m. $15 GA, $12 Students… Robert Dove Quintet at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) featuring Dove on saxophones, Curtis Taylor on trumpet, Kamau Kenyatta on keys, Dean Hulett on bass, and Kevin Higuchi on drums. 8:00 p.m. $15…Vocalist Leonard Patton is at Northern Spirits Jazz Club, with drummer Matthew Smith, bassist Gunnar Biggs, and pianist Michael Peed. 7:00 p.m. $ 5 cover… Guitarist Alex Lopez and Son Pa Ti perform at the Turquoise Bar (873 Turquoise Street) with Mark Lopez, Juan Sanchez, Oscar Angulo and Alberto Diaz… vocalist Ruby Blue is at Croce’s Park West with Bob Boss, Rob Thorsen and Richard Sellers, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday 11
Guitarist Bob Boss and bassist Marshall Hawkins play a Mother’s Day brunch at the U.S. Grant Hotel (326 Broadway) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m… the Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio have a jam session at 98 Bottles from 2:00-5:00 p.m., featuring Smith on drums, Ed Kornhauser on piano, and bassist Trevor Molby…Allison Adams Tucker is back at the Myrtle Creek Gardens (2940 Reche Road) with John Opferkuck, Justin Grinnell, and Julien Cantelm from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. free admission… the Downbeat Big Band is at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Boulevard) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. $10… Listen Shows present A Tribute to Dinah Washington and Clark Terry at Sunset Temple, (3911 Kansas Street), with Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos, Joshua White, Dean Hulett, and Brett Sanders. Concert is at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m. $18 at the door.

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