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Matt Hall's Handlery Happy Hour

...and the best of the rest in the San Diego jazz scene January 17 through 22

Trombonist Matt Hall's homecoming includes a happy hour Friday night at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. - Image by Janet Hollyday
Trombonist Matt Hall's homecoming includes a happy hour Friday night at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.

Tuesday 17
Vocalist Rebecca Jade performs at Café 21 (802 Fifth Avenue) in a trio with pianist David Owen and bassist Michael Kennedy from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Wednesday 18
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins an action-packed evening at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) when he hosts the Young Lions Series this week featuring pianist Brenda Greggio at 6 p.m. From there, he leads the Latin Jazz Jam Session at 8:30 p.m. with pianist Irving Flores and drummer Julien Cantelm until 11:30 p.m. All ages, no minimum, musicians bring your instruments… Vocalist Leonard Patton duets with pianist Michael Leroy Peed at the La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect) from 6 to 10 p.m. No cover charge… Guitarist Peter Sprague plays in duo with flutist Beth Ross Buckley at the Balboa Public Library (4255 Mount Abernathy Avenue) at 6 p.m. in a free concert.

Friday 20
Former San Diego trombone man Matt Hall returns to town to lead the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) with a trio featuring bassist Bob Magnusson and guitarist Peter Sprague from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking… Gilbert Castellanos presents Jazz at the Westgate featuring L.A. pianist Sam Hirsh in the Plaza Bar (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover but there is a $20 food/drink minimum.

Saturday 21
Get your Jazz Vespers on with Archie Thompson at the First Presbyterian Church (320 Date Street) at 4:30 p.m…The Saturday Spotlight at the Westgate Hotel Plaza Bar features vocalist Allison Adams Tucker leading a trio with pianist Danny Green and bassist Justin Grinnell from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover charge, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum… HUMANKIND with guitarist Louis Valenzuela, vocalist Lexi Pulido, and a drummer TBA will play Café 21 between 6 and 9 p.m. No cover.

Sunday 22
For your dancing pleasure, the Downbeat Big Band throws down at Queen Bees (925 Ohio Street) from 4 to 6 p.m. It’s all ages and $10 gets you in the door… Saxophonist Anthony Ortega leads the Jam Session at Mr. Peabody’s (136 Encinitas Boulevard) beginning at 6 p.m. No cover charge.

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Trombonist Matt Hall's homecoming includes a happy hour Friday night at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. - Image by Janet Hollyday
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Tuesday 17
Vocalist Rebecca Jade performs at Café 21 (802 Fifth Avenue) in a trio with pianist David Owen and bassist Michael Kennedy from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Wednesday 18
Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins an action-packed evening at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) when he hosts the Young Lions Series this week featuring pianist Brenda Greggio at 6 p.m. From there, he leads the Latin Jazz Jam Session at 8:30 p.m. with pianist Irving Flores and drummer Julien Cantelm until 11:30 p.m. All ages, no minimum, musicians bring your instruments… Vocalist Leonard Patton duets with pianist Michael Leroy Peed at the La Valencia Hotel (1132 Prospect) from 6 to 10 p.m. No cover charge… Guitarist Peter Sprague plays in duo with flutist Beth Ross Buckley at the Balboa Public Library (4255 Mount Abernathy Avenue) at 6 p.m. in a free concert.

Friday 20
Former San Diego trombone man Matt Hall returns to town to lead the Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North) with a trio featuring bassist Bob Magnusson and guitarist Peter Sprague from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum, validated parking… Gilbert Castellanos presents Jazz at the Westgate featuring L.A. pianist Sam Hirsh in the Plaza Bar (1055 Second Avenue) from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover but there is a $20 food/drink minimum.

Saturday 21
Get your Jazz Vespers on with Archie Thompson at the First Presbyterian Church (320 Date Street) at 4:30 p.m…The Saturday Spotlight at the Westgate Hotel Plaza Bar features vocalist Allison Adams Tucker leading a trio with pianist Danny Green and bassist Justin Grinnell from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover charge, but there is a $20 food/drink minimum… HUMANKIND with guitarist Louis Valenzuela, vocalist Lexi Pulido, and a drummer TBA will play Café 21 between 6 and 9 p.m. No cover.

Sunday 22
For your dancing pleasure, the Downbeat Big Band throws down at Queen Bees (925 Ohio Street) from 4 to 6 p.m. It’s all ages and $10 gets you in the door… Saxophonist Anthony Ortega leads the Jam Session at Mr. Peabody’s (136 Encinitas Boulevard) beginning at 6 p.m. No cover charge.

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