Ring in the New Year with Steph Johnson

...and other Jazz happenings around San Diego this week

Your week in jazz includes a New Year's Eve party with the Steph Johnson Trio at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Fairbanks Ranch.
  • Your week in jazz includes a New Year's Eve party with the Steph Johnson Trio at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Fairbanks Ranch.
  • Image by Hiro Izkei

Tuesday 27
Trombonist/vocalist Lizzi Trumbore is back in town, playing a house party gig with guitarist Peter Sprague and vocalist Leonard Patton at the Trumbore household (17738 Villamoura Drive, Poway). Concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and they are accepting donations.

Wednesday 28
Gilbert Castellanos begins the first of two gigs at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) when he hosts the Young Lion Series at 6 p.m. this week featuring the young bassist Dharma Dorazio, before heading indoors to the Copley Auditorium at 8:30 p.m., when he and Joshua White lead the jam session until 11:30 p.m. All ages, no cover, musicians bring your instruments!... Leonard Patton has a duo with pianist Michael Leroy Peed and special guest Lizzi Trumbore at the La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect) from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

Thursday 29
The Gary Rich Trio with Jason Shattil on piano and Dean Hulett on bass host a jam session at Harbor Music Hall (1506 India Street) from 7:30 to 10:30 for a $10 cover… Gilbert Castellanos has a holiday gig at Cusp (7955 La Jolla Shores Drive) from 6:30 to 8:30. It’s free, but the choice tables require a dinner reservation… The Leonard Patton/Danny Green Quartet with Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm play in front of the San Diego Museum of Art (1450 El Prado) from 5 to 8 p.m. Free.

Friday 30
Pianist Chase Morrin returns to San Diego to play the new Dizzy’s (1717 Morena Boulevard) in a trio with Nathan Hubbard and Justin Grinnell at 8 p.m. Admission runs you $15 cash at the door, $10 for students… Lower Left with Mikan Zlatkovich on keys, Will Lyle on bass and Barry Farrar on drums play Bouree Southern Bistro (6523 University Avenue) from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover charge… The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen and Richard Sellers play Panama 66 from 7 to 9 p.m. Free… Gilbert Castellanos presents Jazz at the Westgate (1055 Second Avenue) with Marshall Hawkins and Joshua White at 8 p.m. No cover, $20 food/drink minimum… Guitarist Zo Shah has a duo with Leonard Patton at the Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan (14455 Penasquitos Drive) from 5 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Saturday 31
Get your party on with the Steph Johnson Trio featuring Rob Thorsen on bass and Richard Sellers on drums at the Rancho Valencia Resort (5921 Valencia Circle, Fairbanks Ranch) from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets will run you $150 per person… The Leonard Patton Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Mackenzie Leighton play the La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect Street) from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets run $115 per person.

Sunday 1
Start 2017 off with the Blue Rockit Blues Band featuring Charles Burton, James East, Hindy Bare and Barry Farrar playing the Seaport Village Gazebo (849 West Harbor Drive) from 1 to 4 p.m. in a free concert… Pianist Ed Kornhauser and vocalist Leonard Patton play in duo at the Turf Supper Club (1116 25th Street) at 8 p.m. No cover.

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