Bill Cunliffe comes to 98 Bottles

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 3-9

L.A. jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe comes to town.
  • L.A. jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe comes to town.

Monday 3
Bassist Ben Wanicur hosts the 3rd Space Underground Jam Session (4610 Park Boulevard) with special guest Lenny Roberts on saxophone, Jason Shattil on piano, and Charles Weller on drums. 8 p.m., $5 cover.

Tuesday 4
The Steph Johnson /Rob Thorsen Duo play Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9:30 p.m. No cover… Jazz Live presents the Carl Saunders Quartet at the Saville Theatre on the campus of San Diego City College (14th & C Street) at 8 p.m. Free to Jazz 88 members; $10 general admission.

Wednesday 5
The Ian Tordella Trio with Ben Wanicur and Charlie Weller play Croce’s Park West from 6 to 9:30 for a $5 cover… Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) 6 p.m. No cover. Then Castellanos heads over to the jam session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue), where the fun starts at 9 p.m. 21+, no cover.

Thursday 6
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser on keys and Mack Leighton on bass star at Panama 66 at 6 p.m. No cover… The Leonard Patton/Bobby Cressey Duo play the Andaz Hotel (600 F Street) at 6 p.m. No cover… The Sizzling Singers Summer Series continues at Northern Spirits (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) at 7:30 p.m., with Robin Adler, Rob Whitlock, and Charles Weller… The Rob Thorsen Trio with Melonie Grinnell and Fernando Gomez play Croce’s Park West at 7 p.m. for a $10 cover… Charlie Arbelaez has a CD-release party at the Westgate Hotel, featuring Jason Shattil, A.J. Polidoro, and Ryan Shaw at 6:30 p.m. (1055 Second Avenue).

Friday 7
The Nathan Collins Quintet with Julio Valdes, Matt Smith, Matthew Fildey, and Harley Magsino take the stage at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. for a $15 cover… Bob Boss leads a trio with Mack Leighton and Duncan Moore at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday 8
L.A. jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe heads down to 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) for two shows featuring a red-hot group of locals including Gilbert Castellanos, Robert Dove, Matt Smith, and Mack Leighton at 7 and 9 p.m. $25 at the door… Musicians Who Also Sing is the idea behind a group featuring Leonard Patton, Teagan Taylor, Lizzi Trumbore, Jennifer Leitham , and Matt Falker, who set up at Dizzy’s at 8 p.m. for a $15 cover… The Reka Parker Quartet play Northern Spirits with Jeff Blanco, Bob Daniels, and "a mystery guest" from 7:30 p.m… Charlie Arbelaez has a CD-release party featuring Bob Weller, Doug Walker, and Jason Shattil at Croce’s Park West at 7 p.m. for a $10 cover.

Sunday 9
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio plays the Sunday afternoon session at 98 Bottles, with Mack Leighton and Ed Kornhauser at 2 p.m. 21+, no cover.

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