Start the jazz week off right with a free noon-time concert by the Rob Thorsen Trio with Joshua White and Johnny Steele at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from 12 to 1 p.m. All ages… The Abbey Rader Quintet with Peter Kuhn, Drew Ceccato, and Kyle Motl play the Loft (911 Lyman Lane) at 8 p.m. No cover.
Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) from 6 to 8 p.m.; then he leads the jam session from 8:30 to 11 p.m. All ages, no cover, no minimum.
Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos are fronting a trio for happy hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking… Son Pa Ti with Alex Lopez, Mark Lopez, Eduardo Parra, John Ross, Patrick Armenta, and Patty Evans play the Luna New Year Festival (Qualcomm Stadium) from 9 to 10 p.m. $5 entry fee… Danny Green leads a band with Leonard Patton, Tripp Sprague, Justin Grinnell, Julien Cantelm, and Mark Lamson at the Loft at UCSD. 8 p.m. $12 at the door… Christopher Hollyday leads a quartet with Joshua White, Dean Hulett, and Ryan Shaw at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) $20 at the door.
The Whitlock/Lessman Quartet with Amber and Rob Whitlock, Mark Lessman, and Tim McMahon play Northern Spirits Jazz Club (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) from 7:30 p.m. No cover charge… Coral MacFarland Thuet joins Bob Boss and Rob Thorsen at the Westgate Plaza Bar (1055 Second Avenue) at 8 p.m. No cover, $20 food/drink minimum... Allison Adams Tucker leads a tribute to Django Reinhardt with Patrick Berrogain, Joe Amato, Chris Vitas, and Charlie Weller at Dizzy’s at 8 p.m. $20 at the door.
There’s a jazz jam session going down at Northern Spirits Jazz Club with Amber Whitlock, Leonard Patton, Rob Whitlock, and Duncan Moore from 5 to 8 p.m. No cover, no minimum.