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Wednesday 30
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!

Thursday 31
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.

Friday 1
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.

Saturday 2
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.

Sunday 3
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.

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