The Purity of Essence Jazz Trio featuring Ed Kornhauser, Mackenzie Leighton, and Isaac Crow play original music at the Studio Door (3760 30th Street) at 7 p.m. for a $5 cover.
Fresh Sound and the San Diego Art Institute (1439 El Prado) present a solo concert featuring violinist Mary Oliver from 6 to 8 p.m. $15 general admission, $10 students… The AAA Holiday Celebration Series continues with Lizzi Trumbore singing the books of Nancy Wilson and Betty Carter with Rob Whitlock and Leonard Patton at Northern Spirits Jazz Club (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover, no minimum... 3rd Space (4610 Park Boulevard) stages a Holiday Jazz Show featuring Ed Kornhauser, Ben Wanicur, Robert Dove, and Matthew Smith, which begins at 8 p.m. for a $10 cover.
Flute master Holly Hofmann leads a trio with bassist Marshall Hawkins and drummer Duncan Moore for the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking.
Allison Adams Tucker presents Saturday Night at the Westgate: Holiday Classics with Ed Kornhauser and Richard Sellers at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) at 8 p.m… Son Pa Ti with Alex Lopez, Mark Lopez, Eduardo Parra, John Ross, Doug Hartley, and Patty Evans play the Turquoise (873 Turquoise Street) at 9 p.m. No cover… JAZZMIKAN Christmas Concert with Mikan Zlatkovich, Katie Thiroux, Matt Witek, Arnessa Rickett, Carmelia Toot Bell, and Jamie Shadowlight at Dizzy's (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. for a $15 cover.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Mack Leighton host the Sunday jam session at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 21+, no cover charge… The Danny Green Trio with Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm play Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 7 p.m. for a $10 cover.