The San Diego Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Brad Steinwehe, play creative big-band charts at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8:00 p.m. $15 cover … the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra with Dr. Carol Williams, are appearing at the Balboa Organ Pavilion (1549 El Prado) from 7:30 p.m. Free!
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring Kate Sprague and Genevieve Ciavarelli on vocals, with Castellanos, Tripp Sprague, Alex Ciavarelli, and Richard Ciavarelli. 7:00 p.m., $5 cover. The busy musician then heads off to the Jazz Jam session at Seven Grand (3054 University) with Joshua White and Rob Thorsen. Downbeat is at 9:00 p.m., no cover, 21+, musicians bring your instruments!
The Charlie Arbelaez Trio with Mackenzie Leighton on bass and Charlie Weller on drums carry on at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) at 8:00 p.m. $11 at the door … Besos de Coco with Lorraine Castellanos, Evona Wascinski, and Claudia Gomez star at Ortega’s Bistro (141 University Avenue) at 7:00 p.m. … the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra are available for your dancing pleasure at Stone Ridge Country Club (17166 Stoneridge, Poway) from 7:00 p.m. $10 … Hawaiian-based trio True North play Dizzy’s featuring Romain Collin, Shawn Conley, and Abe Ligramas Jr. at 8:00 p.m. $15 cover.
The Nathan Collins Quartet with Ed Kornhauser, Antar Martin, Fernando Gomez, and Paris Sorci get down at Dizzy’s, 8:00 p.m. $15 cover … the Charlie Arbelaez Trio perform at The Rook Bar (7745 University Avenue) from 8:00 p.m., no cover.
Gilbert Castellanos presents A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard with Joshua White on piano, Robert Dove on saxophone, Dean Hulett on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums at 98 Bottles. 8:00 p.m., $25 at the door.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser on piano and Antar Martin on bass host the Sunday afternoon jam session at 98 Bottles from 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. … the Chase Jackson Quintet are playing Dizzy’s with Josh Johnson, Erik Shiboski, Kiefer Shackelford, and Forrest Mitchell at 8:00 p.m. $15 cover … the Downbeat Big Band play at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Boulevard) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $10, all ages.