Cuban firebrand pianist Chuchito Valdez kicks off the summer season of the KSDS Jazz Live concert series with a solo performance at the Saville Theatre on the campus of San Diego City College (14th & C Street) at 8 p.m. Free to Jazz 88 members, $10 general admission… There’s a tribute to Dave Brubeck featuring Ed Kornhauser, Charlie Arbelaez, Mackenzie Leighton, and Charles Weller going down at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) two sets at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. $5 cover.
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is hosting the Young Lions Series featuring up and coming jazzers at Croce’s Park West, sitting in with Zion Dyson at 7 p.m. for a $5 cover, before heading to the Latin Jazz Jam Session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) with Irving Flores, Rob Thorsen, and Mike Holguin, starting at 9 p.m. 21+, no cover… The Jazz 88 Blues Jam ignites at Proud Mary’s (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) led by Mark Augustin & friends from 6:30 p.m. No cover charge.
The Sizzling Singers Summer Series featuring Rebecca Jade, Rob Whitlock, and Charles Weller happens at Northern Spirits (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover, no minimum… The Allison Adams Tucker & Grinnell Family Trio featuring Melonie Grinnell on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass, and Laurel Grinnell on drums star at Croce’s Park West from 7 p.m. $10 cover.
Marianne Trudel's Trifolia trio performs her original composition
From Quebec, the Marianne Trudel Trifolia Trio, with Etienne Lafrance on bass and Patrick Graham on percussion do their thing at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) at 7:30 p.m. $26 general admission, $21 members, and $15 student rush… The Robert Dove Quartet featuring Ed Kornhauser, Dean Hulett, and Ryan Shaw play Croce’s Park West from 7:30 p.m. $10 cover… The Whitlock/Sprague/Moore Quartet with Rob and Amber Whitlock, Tripp Sprague and Duncan Moore settle in at Northern Spirits from 7:30 p.m. No cover charge… L.A. guitarist Steve Cotter joins Gilbert Castellanos and Rob Thorsen at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 p.m. No cover charge, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum.
The Reka Parker Quartet featuring Ian Harland on vibes, Jeff Blanco on bass, and Bob Daniels on drums play Northern Spirits from 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum… Pianist Irving Flores leads a band with Tommy Aros, Dean Hulett, and Marcus Alcantarilla at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. $15 at the door.
KSDS sponsors two events today, starting with the Jazz 88 Blues Brunch, hosted by Mark Augustin at Proud Mary’s from 11:30 a.m. Augustin then heads over to the Jazz 88 Jazz Jam Session at Old Venice Restaurant (2910 Canon Street) at 6 p.m.… The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Ed Kornhauser and Mack Leighton host the Sunday Afternoon jam session at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) from 2:30 to 5 p.m. No cover charge... From NYC, pianist Jason Yeager's trio featuring Danny Weller and Matt Rousseau play 98 Bottles at 6 p.m. $13 at the door.