KSDS Jazz 88 continues their summer concert series with the Henry Franklin Quartet at the SD City College Saville Theatre (14th & C Street). Bassist Franklin will be joined by Theo Saunders on piano, Chuck Manning on tenor saxophone, and Ramon Banda on drums. Free to Jazz 88 members and $10 general admission. Doors open at 7:30 p.m… the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra will be playing at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park (1549 El Prado) at 6:00 p.m. Free to the public.
The Mingus Ensemble under the direction of flautist James Newton is hitting it at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) featuring Kiefer Shackelford, Erik Shiboski, Forrest Kazuo Mitchell, Jonah Levine, Zach Ramacier, and Masai Marcellin. Starts at 8:00 pm, $15 cover … trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) at 7:00 p.m., $5 cover, then he’s off to the Latin Jazz Jam at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) where the downbeat hits at 9:00 p.m. No cover, musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.
Violinist Jamie Shadowlight presents Surfing with the Alien, a night of rock-oriented music at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) with Mikan Zlatkovich on keys, Dave Curtis on bass, Russell Bizzett on drums, and David Carano on guitar. 8:00 p.m., $15 at the door … the Sure Fire Soul Ensemble with Tim Felten, Bill Caballero, Jesse Aduelo, Nicholas Costa, Matthew LaBarber, Peter Williams, Diego Velasquez, and Sheryll Felten stir things up at Seven Grand, 9:30 p.m., no cover … the Zinchiladas featuring Alex Lopez, Barry Jaquess, Melanie Jaquess, John Cunningham, and Alberto Diaz are hanging at D’Lish Bistro (386 E. H Street) from 6:30–9:00 pm, no cover … Chris Golinski 1+2 with Boaz Roberts, Tim McNalley, and Kyle Motl catch a wave at Surfy Surfy (974 North Coast Highway 101) 7:00 p.m., no cover … vocalist Allison Adams Tucker featuring Danny Green, Justin Grinnell, and Julien Cantelm are playing Croce’s Park West at 7:00 pm. $5 cover, reservations required.
Joe Garrison & Night People with special guest Gilbert Castellanos return to 98 Bottles for a double-header concert with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $ 15 at the door. Get there early because these shows usually sell out … Four for Neruda is a celebration of the poet featuring bassist Bert Turetzky, vocalists Chuck Perrin and Coral MacFarland Thuet, and pianist Kamau Kenyatta digging in at Dizzy’s at 8:00 p.m., $15 cover … celebrate Bastille Day with the Allison Adams Tucker Quartet showcasing Lou Fanucchi, Justin Grinnell, and Monette Marino at Tapenade Restaurant (7612 Fay Avenue, La Jolla) at 6:30 pm. The music is free with the purchase of a five-course French dinner for $68 … the Bob Magnusson Trio with flutist Lori Bell and percussionist Jim Plank are happening at Harry’s Bar (4370 La Jolla Village Drive) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., no cover … down the street Son Pa Ti featuring Alex Lopez, Mark Lopez, Juan Santana, Alberto Diaz, and Patrick Burke do that Latin Jazz thing at Café Bar Europa (873 Turquoise Street) from 8:00 to midnight. No cover.
The Downbeat Big Band are performing at the Foothills United Methodist Church (4031 Avocado Boulevard, La Mesa) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free!