Bassist Gunnar Biggs kicks off the jazz week with a Tribute to Mose Allison at Dizzy’s (1717 Morena Boulevard) at 8 p.m. with Tripp Sprague, John Opferkuch, Duncan Moore, Ruby Etoire, and Robin Henkel. Tickets run $15 cash at the door… There’s a jam session going down at Busalacchi’s A Modo Mio (3707 Fifth Avenue) with Louis Valenzuela, Fernando Gomez, and Mackenzie Leighton from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover charge.
KSDS Jazz Live presents a rare appearance by the Mark Dresser Quintet, featuring Nicole Mitchell, Joshua White, Michael Dessen and Kjell Nordeson at the Saville Theatre on the campus of City College (14th and C Street). Doors open at 7:30, concert at 8. Free to members, $10 general admission.
Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series featuring Edward Gabrielyan on keyboard at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) at 6 p.m. At 8:30, Castellanos leads the jam session until 11:30 p.m. All ages, no cover, musicians bring your instruments… The Nathan Hubbard Trio featuring Branson NeJame and Harley Magsino play Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) from 9 p.m. to Midnight. No cover charge.
Trumpeter Gary Rich leads a trio with Jason Shatill on piano and Dean Hulett on bass at the Harbor Music Hall (1506 India Street) from 5:30 to 7:30 for a $10 cover.
Vocalist Lorraine Castellanos leads a trio with Bob Boss and Dean Hulett for the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking… The Rob Araujo Quartet with Paul Castelluzzo and Matt Smith play Panama 66 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. No cover charge… Gilbert Castellanos presents Jazz at the Westgate with Joshua White in the Plaza Bar (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 to 11 p.m. $20 food/drink minimum.
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio with Mack Leighton and Ed Kornhauser play the SDPL Ocean Beach Public Library (4801 Santa Monica Avenue) from 2 to 3 p.m. Free… Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker features Leonard Patton and Peter Sprague at the Westgate Hotel Plaza Bar from 8 to 11 p.m. $20 food/drink minimum…. the Steph Johnson Band plus the Voices of Our City Choir with Curtis Taylor, Kamau Kenyatta, Rob Thorsen, Richard Sellers, and Tonga Ross-Ma’u play the Museum of Making Music (5790 Armada Drive) at 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission; $40 VIP (doors open at 6 p.m.)… Lower Left with Barry Farrar, Mikan Zlatkovich, and Will Lyle play Northern Spirits (727 West San Marcos Boulevard) from 7:30 to 9:30. No cover… Gilbert Castellanos and the San Diego Symphony present Jazz at the Jacobs, Birth of the Cool, A West Coast Jazz Salute with a large group featuring Jeff Hamilton, Tamir Hendelman, and many others at Symphony Hall (750 B Street) at 8 p.m. Tickets run from $20 to $65.