Juice Box with Matt Smith on drums, Ed Kornhauser on keys, Kevin Jones on bass, and Louis Valenzuela on guitar hit it at the Merrow (1271 University Avenue) at 9 p.m. Free…. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble play the Hideout (3519 El Cajon Boulevard) at 9 p.m. Free.… The Steph Johnson/Rob Thorsen duo perform at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for a $7 cover.
Gilbert Castellanos hosts the final Young Lions Series to be held at Croce’s Park West, featuring Hugo Suarez, Malachi Johnson, Jerome Salazar, Robert Dove, Gill Sotu, and Cedrice Ce at 7 p.m. $5 cover. After sitting in for the first set, Castellanos heads to his jam session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue), with Joshua White, Rob Thorsen, and Ryan Shaw at 9 p.m. No cover.… Now Time with Michael Oletta, Joe Azarello, and Bob Daniels get busy at Rebecca’s Coffeehouse (3015 Juniper Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover.… the Jazz 88 Blues jam, hosted by Mark Augustin & Friends goes down at Proud Mary’s (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) at 6:30 p.m. No cover charge.
The Sizzling Singers Series, featuring Amber Whitlock, Rob Whitlock, and Charles Weller, hits at Northern Spirits (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) 7 p.m. No cover…. The Charlie Arbelaez Quartet with Jason Shattil, Mack Leighton, and Russell Bizzett play Croce’s Park West from 6 p.m. $10 cover.
Guitarist Dan Papaila fronts a trio with Rob Thorsen and Tim McMahon at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum.… Lorraine Castellanos joins Aaron Mahn and Rob Thorsen at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) at 8 p.m. $20 food/drink minimum.
L.A. guitarist Ron Eschete performs with Rob Whitlock and Tim McMahon at Northern Spirits from 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum.… Son Pa Ti with Alex and Mark Lopez, and Michael Bento play the Turquoise (873 Turquoise Avenue) at 9 p.m. No cover.… The Nathan Hubbard Quartet, with Kris Apple, Dillon Casey, and Caitlin Crow, are doing the Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk at the Foundry, 2787 State Street #B, from 6:30. He also plays in a group with Jeff Schwartz and Charles Sharp at 7:30. Both shows are free.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio do the Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam Session at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) at 2:30 p.m. for free, 21+.… The Nathan Hubbard Quartet play Make Music Day Balboa Park at Zoro Gardens (1549 El Prado) 4 to 5 p.m. Free...the Lou Damian Duo with Hubbard also plays at that spot at 1 p.m. Free.… The Jazz 88 Blues Brunch with Mark Augustin & Friends happens at Proud Mary’s at 11:30 a.m. Free.… The Jazz 88 Jazz Jam Session takes place at the Old Venice Restaurant (2910 Canon Street) at 6 p.m. No cover charge.