The UCSD Advanced Jazz Ensemble directed by Mark Dresser and featuring Niloufar Shiri, Hesam Abedini, Connor Hughes, Patrick Chung, Mark Olsher, and Michael Hayes play at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater (9500 Gilman Drive) at 7 p.m. Free concert… Gilbert Castellanos begins his long hang at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series before leading the jam session at 8:30. All ages, no cover.
The Gary Rich jazz jam featuring Ed Konhauser, Matt Smith, and Ben Wanicur goes down at Bourre (6523 University) from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover… The Charlie Arbelaez Organ Trio plays Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) from 9-12. No cover.
The Peter Sprague Trio with Justin Grinnell on bass and Duncan Moore on drums make a rare Mission Valley date for the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking… The Gabriel Sundy Jazz Trio with Harley Magsino and Matthew Smith play Seven Grand from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover.
Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker presents the Saturday Spotlight with Hugo Suarez on piano and Rob Thorsen on bass at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 p.m. No cover, $20 food drink minimum.
The 98 Bottles Sunday jam session (2400 Kettner Boulevard) featuring Ed Kornhauser, Harley Magsino, and Fernando Gomez goes down at 2:30 p.m. No cover but you must be 21+ to enter… The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine with special guest Holly Hofmann make a rare appearance at the Bernardo Winery (13330 Paseo del Verano) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20.