Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins his busy night at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) by hosting the Young Lions Series at 6:30 p.m. before switching over to lead the jam session from 8:30 to 11. All ages, no cover, musicians bring your instruments… the Jazz 88 Blues Jam happens at Proud Mary’s Southern Bar & Grill (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) led by guitarist Mark Augustin and hosted by J. Otis Williams from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free and family friendly.
Drummer Nathan Hubbard leads the Skeleton Key Trio with Harley Magsino and Ed Kornhauser for the Palomar College Concert Hour (1140 West Mission Road) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free!
Trumpeter Curtis Taylor leads a trio with Jason Shattil and Dean Hulett for the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) at 5:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking… Bassist Kyle Motl plays a solo recital at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall (9500 Gilman Drive) at 7 p.m. Free… The Gilbert Castellanos Trio with Rob Thorsen and Joshua White play the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 to 11p.m. $20 food/drink minimum… Violinist Jamie Shadowlight plays the music of Michel Legrand at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) with Mikan Zlatkovich, Katie Thiroux, and Matt Witek at 8 p.m. $15 at the door.
Allison Adams Tucker presents Spring Into Jazz with Mikan Zlatkovich and Antar Martin at the Westgate Hotel from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover, $20 food/drink minimum… The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen and Fernando Gomez play La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect) from 6 to 10 p.m. No cover.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Mack Leighton host the Sunday jam session at 98 Bottles from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 21+, no cover charge.