Start the jazz week off with a free lunchtime concert showcasing the U.S. Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra with special guest Gilbert Castellanos at SDSU’s Smith Recital Hall (5500 Campanile Drive) from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Mardis Gras Trio with Gary Rich on trumpet, Ed Kornhauser on piano, Mackenzie Leighton on bass, and Matt Smith on drums play Harbor Music Hall (1506 India Street) from 7 to 10 p.m. $20 bucks gets you in, $30 gets you dinner… The Nathan Hubbard Trio with Kevin Jones on guitar and Harley Magsino on bass set up at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21+, No cover.
The Society Beat 16-piece 1st Wednesday Big Band play Mr. Peabody’s Bar & Grill (136 Encinitas Boulevard) from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover… The Nathan Hubbard Skeleton Key Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Harley Magsino play the Mesa College Recital Hour (7250 Mesa College Drive) from 4 to 5 p.m. Free… Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton play in duo at the Roxy Restaurant (517 South Coast Highway 101) at 6:30 p.m. No cover… Gilbert Castellanos has two back-to-back gigs at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) beginning at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series featuring drummer Johncarlo Grady, then continuing at 8:30 p.m. when he leads the Latin Jam Session inside at the Copley Auditorium. All ages, no cover, musicians bring your instruments to the jam session.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) concludes its winter series with a special solo appearance by guitarist Ralph Towner at 7:30 p.m. The concert is sold out, but there may be a few tickets available at the door. $26 general admission, $21 members… The First Thursday Jazz Jam goes down with Gary Rich, Jason Shattil, Dean Hulett and Fernando Gomez at Bourre (6523 University Avenue) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover… The Matt Smith Jazz Trio with Hugo Suarez and Harley Magsino play Harbor Music Hall from 7 to 11 p.m. for a $10 cover.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser on piano and Mackenzie Leighton on bass celebrate the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking… The Danny Green Trio with Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm set up at Panama 66 from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover.
Besos de Coco with Lorraine Castellanos, Evona Wascinski and Claudia Gomez play Panama 66 from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover, no minimum… Saxophonist Ian Buss leads a quartet with Rob Thorsen on bass, Ed Kornhauser on piano and Matt Smith on drums from 8 p.m. at Dizzy’s (1717 Morena Boulevard) $15 cash at the door, $10 students.
The Joshua White-Holly Hofmann duo play the Encinitas Library (540 Cornish) from 2 to 3 p.m. in a free concert… Vocalist Leonard Patton joins the Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra at Off Broadway Live (9490 Cuyamaca Street) at 3 p.m. for a $27 cover.