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Rob Thorsen's bass is the space

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 22-28

Rob Thorsen will drop his new disc, Bass Is the Space, at Bread & Salt on Sunday, August 28. - Image by Hiro Ikezi
Rob Thorsen will drop his new disc, Bass Is the Space, at Bread & Salt on Sunday, August 28.

Monday 22
Brass quartets are a bit unusual, but the Westerlies will blow into town with Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpets and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombones for a show at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. Tickets will run you $15 cash at the door.

Wednesday 24
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has two gigs at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) beginning at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series on the patio and continuing indoors when he leads the jam session from 8:30 to 11 p.m. All ages, no cover… L.A. saxophonist Charles Owens plays in an intimate duo format with guitarist Bob Boss at Dizzy’s at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 cash at the door.

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Thursday 25
Gary Rich hosts the Harbor Jazz Jam session at Harbor Breakfast (1502 India Street) with Jason Shattil on piano, Benjamin Wanicur on bass, and Matthew Smith on drums from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover charge... The San Diego Symphony presents Jazz Guitar Masters, featuring Russell Malone, Peter Sprague, Anthony Wilson, with Rodney Whitaker and Willie Jones III and special guest Mundell Lowe at the Embarcadero Marina Park South (200 Marina Park Way). Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $65.

Friday 26
The Antar Martin Aggregation with Curtis Taylor on trumpet, Ian Patrick Cler on guitar, and Fernando Gomez on drums play the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking… The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen and Fernando Gomez play Panama 66 from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover… Gilbert Castellanos plays in a trio with pianist Mike Wofford and bassist Mackenzie Leighton at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum… Charlie Chavez presents Perla Negra with special guests at Dizzy’s from 8 p.m. Tickets go for $20 at the door.

Saturday 27
Gilbert Castellanos presents a Tribute to Thelonious Monk featuring Joshua White, Kevin Kanner, Dean Hulett, and Leonard Patton at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) with shows at 7:30 and 9:30, tickets will run you $25 at the door… The Tjader Band with Tripp Sprague, Pat Burke, Robert Lanuza, Duncan Moore, Kevin Delgado, and Tommy Aros play the Pier South Resort (800 Seacoast Drive) at 6 p.m. Free... The Imperial Avenue Street Fair (28th Street and Imperial Avenue) is happening again featuring Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact, Poncho Sanchez, Kamau Kenyatta, and many others. Music starts at 12 p.m. and goes to 9 p.m. and it is free... The Doug Trip Band with Doug Hartley, Katheleen Shoemaker, and Deborah Wolfe play the Café Bar Europa (873 Turquoise Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover.

Sunday 28
Multi-woodwind player Peter Kuhn duets with bassist Kyle Motl at the Carlsbad Music Festival (2775 Carlsbad Boulevard) with sets beginning at 2:40 p.m. No cover… Bassist Rob Thorsen plays a CD-release party for his Bass is the Space album at Bread & Salt (1955 Julien Avenue), featuring performances by Joshua White, Gilbert Castellanos, Steph Johnson, Fernando Gomez, and Marshall Hawkins. Reception starts at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 8. $10 at the door.

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Rob Thorsen will drop his new disc, Bass Is the Space, at Bread & Salt on Sunday, August 28. - Image by Hiro Ikezi
Rob Thorsen will drop his new disc, Bass Is the Space, at Bread & Salt on Sunday, August 28.

Monday 22
Brass quartets are a bit unusual, but the Westerlies will blow into town with Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpets and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombones for a show at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8 p.m. Tickets will run you $15 cash at the door.

Wednesday 24
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has two gigs at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) beginning at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series on the patio and continuing indoors when he leads the jam session from 8:30 to 11 p.m. All ages, no cover… L.A. saxophonist Charles Owens plays in an intimate duo format with guitarist Bob Boss at Dizzy’s at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 cash at the door.

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Thursday 25
Gary Rich hosts the Harbor Jazz Jam session at Harbor Breakfast (1502 India Street) with Jason Shattil on piano, Benjamin Wanicur on bass, and Matthew Smith on drums from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover charge... The San Diego Symphony presents Jazz Guitar Masters, featuring Russell Malone, Peter Sprague, Anthony Wilson, with Rodney Whitaker and Willie Jones III and special guest Mundell Lowe at the Embarcadero Marina Park South (200 Marina Park Way). Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $65.

Friday 26
The Antar Martin Aggregation with Curtis Taylor on trumpet, Ian Patrick Cler on guitar, and Fernando Gomez on drums play the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, validated parking… The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen and Fernando Gomez play Panama 66 from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover… Gilbert Castellanos plays in a trio with pianist Mike Wofford and bassist Mackenzie Leighton at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum… Charlie Chavez presents Perla Negra with special guests at Dizzy’s from 8 p.m. Tickets go for $20 at the door.

Saturday 27
Gilbert Castellanos presents a Tribute to Thelonious Monk featuring Joshua White, Kevin Kanner, Dean Hulett, and Leonard Patton at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Boulevard) with shows at 7:30 and 9:30, tickets will run you $25 at the door… The Tjader Band with Tripp Sprague, Pat Burke, Robert Lanuza, Duncan Moore, Kevin Delgado, and Tommy Aros play the Pier South Resort (800 Seacoast Drive) at 6 p.m. Free... The Imperial Avenue Street Fair (28th Street and Imperial Avenue) is happening again featuring Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact, Poncho Sanchez, Kamau Kenyatta, and many others. Music starts at 12 p.m. and goes to 9 p.m. and it is free... The Doug Trip Band with Doug Hartley, Katheleen Shoemaker, and Deborah Wolfe play the Café Bar Europa (873 Turquoise Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover.

Sunday 28
Multi-woodwind player Peter Kuhn duets with bassist Kyle Motl at the Carlsbad Music Festival (2775 Carlsbad Boulevard) with sets beginning at 2:40 p.m. No cover… Bassist Rob Thorsen plays a CD-release party for his Bass is the Space album at Bread & Salt (1955 Julien Avenue), featuring performances by Joshua White, Gilbert Castellanos, Steph Johnson, Fernando Gomez, and Marshall Hawkins. Reception starts at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 8. $10 at the door.

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