Ralph Alessi brings group to La Jolla

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego February 23-28

Ralph Alessi Quartet
  • Ralph Alessi Quartet

Tuesday 23
The Steph Johnson/Rob Thorsen Duo play Café 21 (802 Fifth Avenue) from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover charge.

Wednesday 24
The Joe Lovano/John Scofield Quartet come to the Price Center Ballroom East (9500 Giman Drive) with HM3 plus David Borgo opening. 8 p.m. $30 general admission, free to UCSD students... Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has two gigs at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado), beginning when he hosts the Young Lions Series at 6 p.m. before switching gears to lead the jam session from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. All ages, no cover, no minimum.

Thursday 25
ECM recording artist Ralph Alessi leads a NYC quartet featuring David Virelles, Drew Gress and Gerald Cleaver at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) at 7:30 p.m. $26 general admission, $21 members, $15 student rush.

Friday 26
Alan Phillips joins Antar Martin and Richard Sellers for the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) at 5:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking… In honor of Black History Month pianist Richard Thompson presents a program of spirituals with Derek Cannon, Tim Nunnink, Leonard Patton, Mack Leighton and Charlie Weller at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. $20 at the door.

Saturday 27
Fresh Sound presents the Westerlies Brass Quartet with Riley Mulherkar, Zubin Hensler, Andy Clausen, and Willem de Koch at Bread & Salt (1955 Julian Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $10 students.

Sunday 28
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Mack Leighton host the jam session at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 21+, no cover… The Soul Jazz Funk Alliance with Gilbert Castellanos, Jake Najor, John Giulino, and Robert Dove play Panama 66 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. No cover… Dizzy’s welcomes back clarinetist Evan Christopher with Bob Boss, Marshall Hawkins, Jamie Shadowlight, and more at 7 p.m. $20 at the door.

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