Steph Johnson brings special guests Tim McNalley on sitar and double bass with Jesse Charnow on tablas to Ecoverse (302 11th Avenue) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The concert is free, but donations are accepted … the usual double-dose of trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos starts at 7:00 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) $5 cover, playing the first set with an up-and-coming jazzer under the age of 25, then he shoots over to the jam session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) where the fun starts at 9:00 p.m. No cover charge, musicians bring your instruments!
The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra will get you dancing at Stoneridge Country Club (17166 Country Club Lane, Poway) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for a $10 cover, $7 for SRCC members. No minimum.
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble with Tim Felten, Bill Caballero, Jesse Aduelo, Nicholas Costa, Matthew Barber, Peter Williams, Diego Velasquez and Sheryll Felten are at Seven Grand at 9:30 p.m., Free! … LA jazz guitarist Andy Wadell brings a quintet with Tom Cantanzaro on tenor, Mahesh Balasooria on piano, Roger Shew on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums to Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8:00 p.m. $15 at the door … the Fred Benedetti / George Svobada duo hit 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) at 8:00 p.m. $11 at the door.
The Curtis Taylor Quartet featuring Taylor on trumpet, Kamau Kenyatta on keyboard, Dean Hulett on bass and Richard Sellers on drums dig in at Prohibition (548 Fifth Avenue) from 9:30 p.m to 1:30 a.m., no cover … flutist Lori Bell brings Trio de Janeiro with Ron Satterfield and Matt Witek to 98 Bottles at 8:00 p.m., $15 at the door … the Jaime Valle Trio showcasing Valle on guitar with Tripp Sprague on reeds and Bob Magnusson on bass are at Harry’s Bar & Grill (4370 La Jolla Village Drive) from 6:00 p.m.
Get your tap/jazz on with Besos de Coco featuring Lorraine Castellanos on guitar and vocals, Evona Wascinski on bass, and Claudia Gomez on percussion (tap shoes) at Croce’s Park West, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.