Banjo Bert does Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego June 30-July 5

Bert Turetzky puts down the bass and picks up the banjo at Dizzy's on Friday night.
  • Bert Turetzky puts down the bass and picks up the banjo at Dizzy's on Friday night.
  • Image by Jamie Shadowlight

Tuesday 30
Steph Johnson and Rob Thorsen play in duo at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6 until 9:30 p.m. No cover charge… The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, featuring Phylicia Barron on vocals, hang at the Hideout (3519 El Cajon Boulevard). Free admission… The Real Jazz Big Band performs at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion Stage from 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 1
The Jazz 88 Blues Jam heats up at Proud Mary’s (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) at 6:30 p.m. Free… Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Latin Jazz Jam Session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) with Irving Flores, Rob Thorsen, and Mike Holguin at 9 p.m. 21+, no cover.

Thursday 2
The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen and Fernando Gomez get busy at Croce’s Park West from 7 to 11 p.m. $10 cover…The Jazz 88 Happy Hour goes down at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Boulevard) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. $10 cover.

Friday 3
The Gilbert Castellanos Trio, featuring Joey Carano and Rob Thorsen play the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) at 8 p.m. No cover, $20 food/drink minimum… The Barry Farrar Trio featuring Jim Storey on guitar and Grant Clarkson on bass do the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum… The Allison Adams Tucker Trio play Croce’s Park West at 7 p.m. for a $10 cover… Bassist Bert Turetzky takes a turn on the banjo to present Americana at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. $15 cover.

Saturday 4
The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen and Richard Sellers do the La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect Place) from 6 to 10 p.m. No cover… The Zinchiladas play the County Fair (Del Mar Fairgrounds) at 5:30 p.m.… The Charlie Arbelaez Quartet hit it at Croce’s Park West from 7 p.m. for a $10 cover.

Sunday 5
The Jazz 88 Blues Brunch happens at Proud Mary’s from 11:30 a.m. No cover charge… The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio play the jazz jam session at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Free… The Marco Renteria Jazz Quartet do Dizzy’s at 8 p.m. for a $15 cover.

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