Joe Lovano blows into town

And other jazz highlights for the week ahead

Joe Lovano.
  • Joe Lovano.

Wednesday 5

Conrad Prebys Music Center at UCSD

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.

Panama 66

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.

Thursday 6

Bourre Southern Bistro

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.

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

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.

Friday 7

Handlery Hotel's 950 Lounge

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.

The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute

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.

Dizzy's/Musicians Union Hall

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.

Ki's Restaurant

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 8

Past Event

Coronado Flower Show

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • $5

The Coronado Flower Show features the Coronado Big Band with Tokeli in Spreckel’s Park on Orange Avenue at noon.

Chula Vista Civic Center Library

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.

Dizzy's/Musicians Union Hall

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.

The Westgate Hotel

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.

Sunday 9

Grossmont College

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.

Turf Supper Club

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.

First Christian Church of Oceanside

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.

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