Jaime Valle Latin Jazz Ensemble
The Nathan Hubbard Trio with Reka Parker on piano and Mackenzie Leighton on bass play a free, noon-time concert at the Lyceum Theatre (79 Horton Plaza).
Bassist Ben Wanicur leads the 3rd Space Underground Jam Session (4610 Park Boulevard) with Joshua White on piano and Julien Cantelm on drums from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a $5 cover.
The Jazz 88 Blues Jam is going down at Proud Mary’s (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Mark Augustin and special guests no cover charge … trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring Scott Roberts at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover. Castellanos plays the first set then heads to the Latin jam session at Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) at 9:00 p.m. 21+, no cover charge.
Holly Hofmann presents First Thursdays at Croce’s Park West, featuring saxophonist Rickey Woodard with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Richard Sellers. There will be two shows at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. $10 cover … the Jazz 88 Happy Hour is happening at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Boulevard) from 5:00 p.m. featuring Besos de Coco for a $10 cover … vocalists Dorothy Annette Jackson, Ruth Marshall, Deejha Marie Pope, Lila Brown-Smith hook up with Rick James on piano, Brandon Johnson on saxophone, Antar Martin on bass and Russell Bizzett on drums at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8:00 p.m. $15 at the door.
The Reka Parker Quartet with Ian Harland on vibes, Jeff Blanco on bass and Nathan Hubbard on drums star at Northern Spirits (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) from 7:00 p.m. no cover … the Jaime Valle Latin Jazz Ensemble with Alex Acuna, Otmaro Ruiz, Rene Camacho, and Alan Phillips play at the Athenaeum Art Studio (4441 Park Boulevard) $21 members, $26 general admission … Andrew Durkin & Industrial Jazz Group plus the Mesa College Jazz Band under James Romeo perform at Dizzy’s at 7:30 p.m. $20 at the door … Gilbert Castellanos joins Bob Magnusson on bass and Peter Sprague on guitar at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) at 8:00 p.m. No cover charge, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum.
The Rob Thorsen Trio with Kiefer Shackelford on piano and Fernando Gomez perform originals and the music of Monk at Dizzy’s at 8:00 p.m. for a $15 cover.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Mackenzie Leighton on bass and Ed Kornhauser on piano play the Sunday jam session at 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Boulevard from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 21+, no cover … the Justin Grinnell Quintet performs Maiden Voyage with Derek Cannon, Ian Tordella, Melonie Grinnell and Richard Sellers at Grossmont College, Building 26 (8800 Grossmont College Drive) at 6:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $8 seniors, $5 with student ID.