Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins his busy night presenting the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring a young, up-and-coming jazz player at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover. He’ll play the first set, then shoot over the Latin Jazz Jam with Irving Flores, Rob Thorsen, Charlie Chavez, and Mike Holguin at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) downbeat is at 9:00 p.m., 21+, no cover, musicians bring your horns!
Take advantage and cool off with the Curtis Taylor Quartet featuring Kamau Kenyatta, Mike Kennedy, and Tim Newton at The Westgate Poolside Jazz Series (1055 Second Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. … Trio Gadjo with Aaron Mahn, Jason Durbin, and Jeremy Eikam get into that gypsy jazz thing at Ortega’s (141 University Avenue) from 7:00 p.m. … Gilbert Castellanos with Joshua White and Ryan Shaw take over at Croce’s Park West from 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover.
Flutist Lori Bell continues her Fourth Friday Series at the La Jolla Community Center (6811 La Jolla Boulevard) with guitarist Peter Sprague and bassist Bob Magnusson. Starts at 8:00 p.m. for $25, which includes appetizers, wine and free valet parking … vocalist Whitney Shay presents Another Night of Naughty & Bawdy Blues with Robin Henkel, Sue Palmer, April West, Caleb Furgatch, and Toby Ahrens at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) $15 at the door, 8:00 p.m. … Son Pa Ti featuring Alex Lopez, Juan Santana, Mark Lopez, Alberto Diaz, and Kiko Cornejo dig in at Que Pasa Mexican Grill (9932 Mercy Road #108) from 8:30, no cover charge… pianist Chase Morrin plays a rare hometown gig with Justin Grinnell and Charles Weller at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) 8:00 p.m., $15 cover.
Former Ray Brown pianist Larry Fuller, a NYC resident, brings his LA rhythm section of bassist Katie Thiroux and drummer Matt Witek to Dizzy’s at 8:00 p.m. for a $20 cover … the JazzMikan Trio + plays the music of Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind, & Fire at 98 Bottles, featuring Mikan Zlatkovich, Antar Martin, Richard Sellers, Monette Marino, Carmelia, Arnessa Ricket, Jamie Shadowlight, and Matt Hall. Downbeat is at 8:00 p.m. $18 at the door … Whitney Shay with Michael Leroy Peed, Jodie Hill, and Marland Waak are at the U.S. Grant Hotel at 8:00 p.m. … Jazz in the Courtyard is a triple-bill featuring Archie Thompson and the Archtones, the Rob Thorsen Trio and the Curtis Taylor Quartet, all convening at the First Presbyterian Church (320 Date Street) music starts at 4:30 p.m. and goes until 8:00 p.m. for $15… guitarist Jaime Valle with Holly Hofmann and Bob Magnusson play Harry’s La Jolla (4370 La Jolla Village Drive) starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio host the jam session at 98 Bottles featuring Smith on drums with Ed Kornhauser on piano and Mackenzie Leighton on bass. Starts at 2:00 p.m., you must be 21+ to enter, no cover … Besos de Coco with Lorraine Castellanos, Claudia Gomez and Evona Wascinski settle in at Croce’s Park West at 6:00 p.m. $5 cover.