Russell Lane at Gilman Drive, La Jolla
Saxophonist Drew Ceccato and his quintet perform Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater with Kyle Motl, Tommy Babin, Judith Hamann, and T.J. Borden at 7 p.m. Free concert.
1450 Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has two gigs at Panama 66, beginning at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series outside on the patio. At 8:30 p.m., everyone heads inside to the Copley Auditorium where he leads the jam session until 11:30. All ages, musicians and artists are welcome. No cover, no minimum.
6523 University Avenue, Rolando
The First Thursday Jazz Jam featuring Gary Rich on trumpet with Antar Martin on bass, Jason Shatill on piano and Fernando Gomez on drums goes down at Bourre from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. No cover.
42051 Main Street, Temecula
The Danny Green Trio with Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm perform at the Merc (42051 Main Street in Temecula) at 7:30 p.m. for a $15 admission… The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Mackenzie Leighton play Harbor Music Hall (1502 India Street) from 7 to 10 p.m. $15 gets you inside.
950 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley
Holly Hofmann celebrates the second year of her Happy Hour Series at the Handlery Hotel with an all-star group including Gilbert Castellanos, Antar Martin, Duncan Moore and many others at 5:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking.
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla
Saxophonist Joe Lovano comes to town with a quartet featuring Leo Genovese, Peter Slavov, and Lamy Istrefi to play the Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI at 7:30 p.m. Tickets run $35 general, $30 members, $15 student rush… The Mackenzie Leighton Trio with Jarien Jamanilla, and Matthew Smith perform at Harbor Music Hall from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $15 cover.
1717 Morena Boulevard, Bay Park
The Christopher Hollyday Bebop Quintet with Derek Cannon, Jason Shattil, Rob Thorsen and Duncan Moore play Dizzy’s from 8 p.m. Tickets run $20 cash at the door.
2591 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Saxophonist Mark Lessman and guitarist Peter Hix play in duo at Ki’s Restaurant (2591 S. Coast Highway) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free with dinner, otherwise, a $10 cover applies.
- Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
601 Orange Avenue,
The Coronado Flower Show features the Coronado Big Band with Tokeli in Spreckel’s Park on Orange Avenue at noon.
365 F Street, Chula Vista
Come see Peter and the Wolf Jazzed Up with Rob Thorsen, Steph Johnson, Faith Ismay Jenson and Jerry Hagar at the Chula Vista Library from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Free concert.
1717 Morena Boulevard, Bay Park
Joe Garrison & Night People make a rare concert to celebrate their latest CD, The People Upstairs with Ariana Warren, Lori Bell, Derek Cannon, Brian O’ Donnell, Jane Zwerneman, Melonie Grinnell, Tim McNalley, and Michael Hayes at Dizzy’s at 8 p.m. $20 cash at the door.
1055 Second Avenue, Downtown San Diego
The Saturday Spotlight theme is April in Paris with Allison Adams Tucker, Joe Amato and Richard Sellers at the Westgate Hotel Plaza Bar from 8 to 11 p.m. $20 food/drink minimum.
8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon
Bassist Justin Grinnell leads a quartet in a Tribute to McCoy Tyner with Ian Tordella, Jason Shattil and Matthew Smith at Grossmont College Recital Hall Room 220 at 6:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $8 seniors $5 students.
1116 25th Street, Golden Hill
Sassy Sunday with Lorraine Castellanos and Irving Flores on piano goes down at the Turf Supper Club from 8 to 11 p.m. 21+, no cover.
204 South Freeman Street, Oceanside
The Rob Thorsen Trio with Joshua White and Richard Sellers play the First Christian Church of Oceanside in Oceanside from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for a $10 suggested donation.