Jaime Valle Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Studio

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, March 2-8

Jaime Valle Latin Jazz Ensemble
  • Jaime Valle Latin Jazz Ensemble

Monday 2
The Nathan Hubbard Trio with Reka Parker on piano and Mackenzie Leighton on bass play a free, noon-time concert at the Lyceum Theatre (79 Horton Plaza).

Tuesday 3
Bassist Ben Wanicur leads the 3rd Space Underground Jam Session (4610 Park Boulevard) with Joshua White on piano and Julien Cantelm on drums from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a $5 cover.

Wednesday 4
The Jazz 88 Blues Jam is going down at Proud Mary’s (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Mark Augustin and special guests no cover charge … trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring Scott Roberts at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover. Castellanos plays the first set then heads to the Latin jam session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) at 9:00 p.m. 21+, no cover charge.

Thursday 5
Holly Hofmann presents First Thursdays at Croce’s Park West, featuring saxophonist Rickey Woodard with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Richard Sellers. There will be two shows at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. $10 cover … the Jazz 88 Happy Hour is happening at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Boulevard) from 5:00 p.m. featuring Besos de Coco for a $10 cover … vocalists Dorothy Annette Jackson, Ruth Marshall, Deejha Marie Pope, Lila Brown-Smith hook up with Rick James on piano, Brandon Johnson on saxophone, Antar Martin on bass and Russell Bizzett on drums at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8:00 p.m. $15 at the door.

Friday 6
The Reka Parker Quartet with Ian Harland on vibes, Jeff Blanco on bass and Nathan Hubbard on drums star at Northern Spirits (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) from 7:00 p.m. no cover … the Jaime Valle Latin Jazz Ensemble with Alex Acuna, Otmaro Ruiz, Rene Camacho, and Alan Phillips play at the Athenaeum Art Studio (4441 Park Boulevard) $21 members, $26 general admission … Andrew Durkin & Industrial Jazz Group plus the Mesa College Jazz Band under James Romeo perform at Dizzy’s at 7:30 p.m. $20 at the door … Gilbert Castellanos joins Bob Magnusson on bass and Peter Sprague on guitar at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) at 8:00 p.m. No cover charge, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum.

Saturday 7
The Rob Thorsen Trio with Kiefer Shackelford on piano and Fernando Gomez perform originals and the music of Monk at Dizzy’s at 8:00 p.m. for a $15 cover.

Sunday 8

The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Mackenzie Leighton on bass and Ed Kornhauser on piano play the Sunday jam session at 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Boulevard from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 21+, no cover … the Justin Grinnell Quintet performs Maiden Voyage with Derek Cannon, Ian Tordella, Melonie Grinnell and Richard Sellers at Grossmont College, Building 26 (8800 Grossmont College Drive) at 6:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $8 seniors, $5 with student ID.

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