Big Jay McNeely
Miss Erika Davies & The Men featuring Aaron Mann, Jeremy Eikam, and Chris Carol light up at Ritual Beer Garden (4095 30th Street) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. free! … the Jazz 88 Weekly Blues Jam with guitar-slinger Mark Augustin and host J Otis Williams is happening at Proud Mary’s Southern Bar & Grill at the Ramada (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. no cover charge, family-friendly, bring your axe! … you have two opportunities to catch trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos: at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover, he presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) highlighting a player under the age of 25 … or later at the Jazz Jam Session at Seven Grand (3054 University) with Joshua White, Rob Thorsen and Ryan Shaw from 9:00 p.m. no cover.
The Ben Wanicur Trio ascend at Cusp (7955 La Jolla Shores Drive) with Jason Shattil on piano and Charles Weller on drums, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. no cover … the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra serenade the dance crowd at Stoneridge Country Club (17166 Stoneridge Country Club Lane) in Poway from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. $10 per person … trumpeter Kornel Fekete-Kovacs and the Modern Art Orchestra from Budapest star at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) from 8:00 p.m. with special guests Lori Bell on flute and LA’s Mike Garson on piano. $20 at the door.
Flutist Lori Bell continues her Fourth Friday Jazz Series at the La Jolla Community Center (6811 La Jolla Boulevard) with pianist Mikan Zlatkovich. The $25 ticket includes appetizers, wine and valet parking … the Zinchiladas with Alex Lopez, Barry Jaquess, Melanie Jaquess, John Cunningham, and Alberto Diaz are at D’Lish Bistro (386 E. H Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. free … Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is at Barrio Art Jam II (2196 Logan Avenue) on a bill that also includes Cantua, Agua Dulce, Psydecar, and Israel Maldonado from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. $10 donation.
The Adams Avenue Street Fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes till 10:00 p.m. and features saxophone honker Big Jay McNeely along with Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact, The Earful, Choro Sotaque, and Combo Libertad. All of this for free! … Son Pa Ti with Alex Lopez, Mark Lopez, Alberto Diaz, and Juan Santana play Turquoise Café Europa (873 Turquoise Street) starting at 8:00 p.m. no cover charge.
The Adams Avenue Street Fair continues, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and features Robin Henkel/Mama Tokus along with Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, the Buena Vista So Cal Club, saxophonist Joe Marillo, and Charlie Chavez Y Su Afro Truko. All for free … Jazz 88 Weekly Jazz Jam is happening at Proud Mary’s with host/drummer Jeff Dalrymple from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. no cover … the Down Beat Big Band hit at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Boulevard) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $10 per person.