Diane Moser returns to San Diego

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego July 5–10

Diane Moser and Mark Dresser
  • Diane Moser and Mark Dresser
  • Image by Jamie Shadowlight

Tuesday 5
Extend the holiday weekend feeling by attending Jazz Live, sponsored by KSDS Jazz 88, with a tenor saxophone extravaganza featuring L.A. hornmen Rickey Woodard, Justo Almario, and Charles Owens at the Saville Theatre (14th & C Street) at 8 p.m. Free to Jazz 88 members, $10 general admission.

Wednesday 6
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has two shows happening at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) beginning at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series and continuing at 8:30 when he leads the jam session until 11:30 p.m. No cover, all ages, bring your instruments… The Blue Rockit Blues Band with Jesse Cox, James East, Hindy Bare and Barry Farrar play Humphreys Backstage Lounge (2241 Shelter Island Drive) from 7 to 11 p.m. $5 cover… Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton set up at the Cardiff Library (2081 Newcastle Avenue) at 7 p.m. Free.

Thursday 7
The Gary Rich Jazz Quartet with Rob Thorsen, Jason Shattil, and Duncan Moore play Bourre Southern Bistro (6523 University Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover… The Westgate Poolside Series (1055 Second Avenue) continues with the Robert Dove Quartet featuring Dean Hulett, Hugo Suarez, and Matt Smith at 6:30 p.m.

Friday 8
The Charlie Arbelaez Trio with Bob Boss and Rob Thorsen play the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking… Pianist Diane Moser returns to San Diego to play Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) with Mark Dresser, Hafez Modirzadeh and Vijay Anderson. Concert starts at 8 p.m. $20 at the door… The Steph Johnson Quartet with Rob Thorsen, Fernando Gomez, and Tonga Ross-Ma’u play 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) at 8 p.m. $15 at the door… Gilbert Castellanos and Joshua White (bass TBA) play the Westgate Hotel Plaza Bar at 8 p.m. No cover, $20 food/drink minimum.

Saturday 9
The Charlie Arbelaez Organ Trio with Russell Bizzett and John Giulino play Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) two sets starting at 9:30 p.m. No cover… Trombonist Lizzi Trumbore returns home to play a gig at Dizzy’s with Hugo Suarez, Matt Smith and Brandon Broussard at 8 p.m. $15 at the door.

Sunday 10
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Louis Valenzuela and Rob Thorsen hold down the jam session at 98 Bottles from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 21+, No cover… Bert Turetzky’s Sunday series at Dizzy’s continues with cellist Lorie Kirkell and violinist Jorge Soto at 7 p.m. $15 at the door.

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