Bassist Ben Wanicur hosts a jam session at 3rd Space (4160 Park Boulevard) with pianist Jason Shattil and drummer Duncan Moore. It all begins at 8:00 p.m. with a $5 cover.
UCSD is hosting a double trio concert at the Loft (911 Lyman Lane) featuring the Jeff Denson Trio with Joshua White on piano and Jon Arkin on drums, plus the Danny Green Trio with Green on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass, and Julien Cantelm on drums. 8 p.m. $12 general admission, $6 UCSD students… Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue), starring the Tyler Kruetel Trio with Nick Ornelas on bass and Kyle Schaefer on drums. 7:00 p.m. $5 cover… Castellanos then makes a mad dash across town for the jazz jam session at Seven Grand Whiskey Bar (3054 University Avenue), convening with Kiefer Shackelford on piano, Rob Thorsen on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. 9:00 p.m., no cover, musicians bring your horns!
It’s a dual piano concert with Bill Charlap/Renee Rosnes at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street). There will be two shows (7:00 and 9:00 p.m.); $21 for members, $26 for the general public … The Tonga Ross-Ma’u Quintet is hitting at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) featuring Ross-Ma’u on guitar, Curtis Taylor on trumpet, Antar Martin on bass, Charlie Weller on drums, and Rana Tabrizi on vocals. Downbeat is at 8:00 p.m. $15 at the door … the Steph Johnson Trio will appear at Croce’s Park West with Rob Thorsen on bass and Fernando Gomez on drums. They start at 7:00 p.m. with a $5 cover… the Gilbert Castellanos B-3 Trio will be playing poolside at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) from 6:30 – 9:30.
If you are a fan of the slide-trombone, get ready for Bone Fest II at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) featuring Scott Kyle, Matt Hall, Kevin Esposito, Roy Brown, Patrick Escalante, Jordan Morita, Erik Dewhirst, Gabriel Aldaz, Matt Waters, Roger Wright on trombones, with Jason Shattil on piano, Trevor Mulvey on bass and Matthew Smith on drums. $15, $10 students … it’s another double-header at The Loft as the AC Jazz Project teams up with the David Castaneda Quintet. Doors open at 7:30 and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. $12 general admission, $6 UCSD students … the John Reynolds Quartetwill be playing at Northern Spirits (727 W. San Marcos Boulevard) from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. with Paul Holtz, Antar Martin, drums TBA. $5 cover … El Cuarteto de Charlie Arbelaez featuring Arbelaez on alto saxophone, Irving Flores on piano, Will Pierce on bass, and Tommy Aros on percussion, are doing it at Croce’s Park West from 7:00–11:00 p.m. $5 cover.
Gypsy Groove Hot Jazz Band start early at Nate’s Garden Grill (3120 Euclid Avenue) at 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. featuring Bianca Lara, Aaron Streate, Kevin Williams, Tim Griffin & Jason Durbin. Free … Charlie Arbelaez Quintet with Mike Bogart, Jake Najor, Will Pierce, and Louis Valenzuela hit 98 Bottles at 8:00 p.m. $10 at the door … Tripp & Kate Sprague are doing a father/daughter duo gig at the Roxy Restaurant (517 S. Coast Highway 101) with young Kate on vocals and dad playing keyboards and maybe some saxophone/flute at 7:00 p.m. no cover.
There’s an afternoon jam session happening with the Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio hosting at 98 Bottles, featuring Antar Martin on bass and Ed Kornhauser on piano from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. No cover, 21+ … songbird Lorraine Castellanos and pianist Ed Kornhauser team up later for a duo show at the Turf Supper Club (1116 25th Street) in the piano bar from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00, and it’s free!