Concert: “This is Jazz!” Series Curated by Claudia Russell

Students from The Young Lions Jazz Conservatory will be performing at the “This is Jazz!” Series curated by KSDS’s Claudia Russell this Saturday. Come on out to Carlsbad’s  Dove Library Complex for this free show followed by a lively discussion between the artists and the audience. When: Saturday September 30, 4–5:30 p.m. Free tickets distributed […]


In the News: COLOR Magazine’s Article on our Artistic Director Gilbert Castellanos

In their September 7, 2017 article, Gilbert Castellanos: Keeping Jazz Alive through Future Generations, Color Magazine spotlights the life and career of Mr. Castellanos and his noteworthy contributions to the San Diego region. The article also shines a light on the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory and the important work he is doing to educate the next generation of jazz musicians.


August 20, Young Lions Day: Orientation AND Fundraiser in One Day

Yesterday, August 20, 2017 was a busy day for the Young Lions – so busy we ended up dubbing it “Young Lions Day!” We had our student/parent orientation at Liberty station in the morning and then our fundraiser in the afternoon at The Handlery. We have over 40 students enrolled in our program. We had over 200 people attend our fundraiser. We are deeply grateful to our community of students, parents and community members who share our vision to KEEP JAZZ ALIVE.