Feast with the Cookers in La Jolla

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 29–October 5

The Cookers
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Monday 29
The Ruby Duo featuring vocalist Ruby with Bob Boss on guitar start a two-night-stand at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue ) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for no cover.

Tuesday 30
Vocalist Leonard Patton is hosting a CD-release party for his Beautiful Day disc at Northern Spirits (727 W. San Marcos Boulevard) with two shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Patton will be joined by Peter Sprague, Bobby Cressey, Harley Magsino and Duncan Moore. $10 cover charge… the Ruby Duo return to Croce’s Park West.

Wednesday 1
This week’s star of Gilbert CastellanosYoung Lions Series at Croce’s Park West is tenor saxophonist Nathan Collins fronting a band with Antar Martin, Fernando Gomez, and Paul Raini Castelluzzo. Castellanos sits in for the first set, then he’s off to Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) for the Latin Jazz Jam Session with Irving Flores, Rob Thorsen, Mike Holguin and Charlie Chavez. Starts at 9:00 p.m., no cover, musicians bring your horns! … Trio Gadjo w/ Tap starring Aaron Mann, Jeremy Eikam, Jason Durbin and Claudia Gomez strike at Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden (30th & Polk Street) 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. free … KSDS Wednesday Blues Jam featuring Mark Augustin on guitar with J. Otis Williams hosting at Proud Mary’s Southern Bar & Grill (5500 Kearny Mesa Road_ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free and family friendly.

Thursday 2
National all-star recording group The Cookers perform at the Athenaeum TSRI (10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive) showcasing David Weiss, Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart at 7:30 p.m. $35 general admission, $30 members … the Steph Johnson Duo with Rob Thorsen are hanging at the U.S. Grant Hotel (326 Broadway Avenue) from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. no cover … the Danny Green Trio with Julien Cantelm and Justin Grinnell perform at Cuyamaca College (900 Rancho Parkway) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $8 general admission … Gilbert Castellanos is at Croce’s Park West with a group featuring drummer Ryan Shaw, starting at 7:30 for a $5 cover … vocalist Jonathan Karrant presents One For My Baby with Josh Nelson, Benjamin Wanicur and Duncan Moore at Martinis Above Fourth(3940 Fourth Avenue) 8:00 p.m. $25 cover.

Friday 3
Trumpeter Gilbert Castelllanos does that intimate trio thing at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) with guitarist Bob Boss and bassist Dean Hulett. Starts at 8:00 p.m. no cover, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum … the Charlie Arbelaez Trio hold fort at the Rook Bar (7745 University Avenue) with Rob Thorsen and Brett Sanders. The house set begins at 9:30, and the Midnight Jam starts at 10:30. No cover … cellist Jacob Szekely plays with Josh Nelson and Cristopher Allis at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) from 8:00 p.m. $15 cover.

Saturday 4
Composer Nathan Hubbard presents Encinitas and Everything After with the Encinitas Philharmonic featuring Ellen Weller, David Borgo, Kris Apple, Jon Garner, Dillon Casey, Harley Magsino, Mackenzie Leighton, Jeanette Kangas, Laurel Grinnell, Jesse Charnow and Michael Hams at the Encinitas Library (540 Cornish Drive) 7:00 p.m. $12 at the door … the Reka Parker Quartet with Charlie Arbelaez, Jeff Blanco and Bob Daniels dig in at Northern Spirits from 7:30 p.m. for a $5 cover … saxophonist M’Tafiti Imarra hit’s Dizzy’s with a quartet featuring Joshua White, Rob Thorsen and Russell Bizzett at 8:00 p.m. for a $15 cover.

Sunday 5
Start the day early with the Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio starring Mackenzie Leighton and Ed Kornhauser as they host the Sunday Afternoon Jam Session at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) from 2:00 p.m. It’s free, but you must be 21+ … KSDS presents the Sunday Jazz Jam at Proud Mary’s Bar & Grill (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Mark Augustin, Bruce Cameron, Tommy Gannon and Jeff Dalrymple. Free and family-friendly.

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