A night for the Young Lionesses

Jazz happenings around San Diego, January 4–8

Bass player Angelica Yume Pruitt is one of the featured Young Lions this week at Panama 66.
  • Bass player Angelica Yume Pruitt is one of the featured Young Lions this week at Panama 66.
  • Image by Manuel Cruces Camberos

Wednesday 4
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins a double-header evening at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) when he hosts the Young Lions Series this week featuring high-school bassist Angelica Yume Pruitt at 6 p.m. At 8:30, he leads the jam session band with Irving Flores on piano, Rob Thorsen on bass, and 14-year-old Carmen Murray on drums. All-ages, no cover charge, no minimum… Vocalist Leonard Patton performs in duo with guitarist/vocalist Sahara Grim at the La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect Street) from 6 to 10 p.m. No cover charge.

Thursday 5
Trumpeter Gary Rich presents First Thursday Jazz Jam with Jason Shattil on piano, Antar Martin on bass, and Fernando Gomez on drums at Bourre Southern Bistro (6523 University Avenue) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. No cover.

Friday 6
Bassist Rob Thorsen leads a trio with pianist Hugo Suarez and drummer Richard Sellers to play Holly Hofmann’s Happy Hour Series at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking… Gilbert Castellanos presents Jazz at the Westgate (1055 Second Avenue) with pianist Joshua White and bass TBD, at 8 p.m. No cover, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum.

Saturday 7
Soul jazz guitarist/vocalist Steph Johnson has a new solo gig at the Remedy (8555 Station Village Lane) and you can catch her there from 7 to 9 p.m. for free.

Sunday 8
Saxophonist Anthony Ortega leads the weekly jam session at Mr. Peabody’s in Encinitas (136 Encinitas Boulevard) from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover charge.

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