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Tuesday 16
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.

Wednesday 17
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.

Thursday 18
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.

Friday 19
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.

Saturday 20
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.

Sunday 21
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.

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