Upcoming Events:

Open House

Start date: May 18, 2019

End date: May 21, 2019

Time: Choose Which Class You Want to Observe

Location: 2590 Truxtun Rd. Ste. 102 San Diego, CA 92106

Open House

Family, friends, supporters and prospective students are welcome to attend a Young Lions Jazz Conservatory class and see what goes on! Classes are 90 minutes. Please attend one or more classes:

Location:
Arts District of Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Rd. Ste. 102
San Diego, CA 92106

Saturday:

  • 9am: Instructor Rob Thorsen
  • 11am: Instructor Rob Thorsen
  • 1pm: Instructor Charlie Arbalaez
  • 3pm: Instructor Ian Buss
  • 5pm: Instructor Ian Buss

Sunday: (all Sunday classes taught by Gilbert Castellanos)

  • 9:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 1:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 5:30pm

Monday:

  • 6:30pm: Instructor Rob Thorsen

Tuesday:

  • 6:30pm: Instructor Charlie Arbalaez

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Unity Ensemble

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Unity Ensemble

Unity Ensemble
(Sunday 9:30 AM Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Jack Becker – Drums
Connor Gilbert – Bass
Samuel Kredich – Trumpet
Max May – Sax (Tenor)
Paolo Roque – Piano
Jacob Williams – Guitar

All Ensembles Showcase @ The Loft

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 11am - 3pm

Location: The Loft, UCSD, Lyman Ln, La Jolla, CA 92093

All Ensembles Showcase @ The Loft

Come join us for a great day of music! All 12 YLJC ensembles will perform a recital at The Loft @ UCSD. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Tickets Prices:

Young Lions Students – Free
UCSD Students – Free
All Other Students – $10
Adults – $15

Performance Schedule:

  • 11:00am – UNITY ENSEMBLE (Gilbert’s Sunday 9:30am Ensemble)
  • 1:20am – TWO BY THREE (Rob’s Saturday 11:00am Ensemble)
  • 11:40am – HOUSE OF SWING (Charlie’s Saturday 1:00pm Ensemble)
  • 12:00pm – TAKE THE √36™ (Ian’s Saturday 3:00pm Ensemble)
  • 12:20pm – THE EARLY BIRDS (Rob’s Saturday 9:00am Ensemble)
  • 12:40pm – SWINGIN’ SEVEN + ONE (Gilbert’s Sunday 1:30pm Ensemble)
  • 1:00pm – NEW SOIL (Gilbert’s Sunday 11:30am Ensemble)
  • 1:20pm – TAKE TEN (Rob’s Monday 6:30pm Ensemble)
  • 1:40pm – FIVE AT FIVE (Ian’s Saturday 5:00pm Ensemble)
  • 2:00pm – AVA & THE FRIED DONUTS (Gilbert’s Sunday 5:30pm Ensemble)
  • 2.20pm – BLAME IT ON ADRIAN (Gilbert’s Sunday 3:30pm Ensemble)
  • 2:40pm – PHAT TUESDAY (Charlie’s Tuesday 6:30pm Ensemble)

Students please arrive no later than 30 minutes before your call time. Parking is available in the Gilman Parking Structure (free on weekends). Please allow 10 minutes to park and walk to The Loft.

Masterclass With Charles McPherson

Date: June 9, 2019

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Location: 2590 Truxtun Rd. Ste. 102 San Diego, CA 92106

Masterclass With Charles McPherson

Saxophone legend Charles McPherson will be conducting a masterclass for students and community members.

Ticket Prices:

  • Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students – Free
  • Other Students – $10
  • Adults – $15

Past Events:

Young Lions Series Presented by Gilbert Castellanos: Paolo Roque

Date: May 8, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Come check out pianist Paolo Roque and his ensemble this Wednesday. Paolo is a junior at Mission Bay High School and and Young Lions Jazz Conservatory student.

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – House Of Swing

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – House Of Swing

House Of Swing
(Saturday 1:00 PM Ensemble)
Instructor – Charlie Arbelaez

Marcello Ametrano – Guitar & Bass
Jacob Fraker – Trumpet
Michael McLaughlin – Sax (Alto)
Luke Preston – Sax (Alto)
Joel Vettel – Bass
Silas Sick – Drums
William Schaedler – Trumpet
Max Kreger Boaz – Alto Sax

3 Ensembles Showcase (Presented By Rob Thorsen)

Date: April 14, 2019

Time: 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Location: Dizzy’s (1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego 92110)

Rob Thorsen proudly presents his three YLJC Ensembles at Dizzy’s! The EarlyBirds, TwoByFive, and Take10 will each perform a 30 minutes set! Come out and enjoy some Sunday afternoon jazz and support these hard working young musicians!

Sunday April 14th
3:30 to 5:30 PM
Location – Dizzy’s (1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego 92110)

Price $15 General / $10 students / All YLJC students FREE
FYI – cash or venmo only

Proceeds will go to the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

The EarlyBirds:
(Saturday 9:00 AM Ensemble)
Cole Barbara – Trombone
Banyan Brown – Bass
Emiliano Garcia – Drums
Clarence McDuffie – Trumpet
Audra Orozco – Guitar
Miguel Talamantez – Sax (Alto)

TwoByFive:
(Sat. 11:00 AM Ensemble)
Yigithan Ali Bal – Piano
Maxim Bregman – Trumpet
Benjamin Peng – Sax (Tenor)
Ethan Uyeda – Drums
Trinity Walsh – Bass

Take10:
(Monday 6:30 PM Ensemble)
Savannah Frost – Sax
Madison McAfee – Bari Sax
Will Meadow – Guitar
Fumika Okumura – Voice
Taichi Okumura – Sax
Jorge Perez-Vallejo – Guitar
Caleb Sheffield – Drums
Samuel Sheffield – Bass
Luke Staphnos – Sax
Joshua Zingale – Piano

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Phat Tuesday

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

Phat Tuesday
(Tuesday 6:30 PM Ensemble)
Instructor – Charlie Arbelaez

Michael Saunders – Percussion
Sol Muñoz – Piano
Paul Chairez – Guitar, voice
Jorge Mabarak – Bass
Nicholas Stoneking – Sax (Alto)
Mia Jativa – Vocals

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – New Soil Ensemble

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

New Soil Ensemble
(Sunday 11:30 AM Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Nicklas Caldwell – Sax (Tenor)
Tiger Diep – Sax (Alto)
Zion Dyson – Voice
Brenda Greggio – Piano
Carmen Murray – Drums
John Murray – Bass
Alvin Paige – Sax (Tenor)

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Ava & the Fried Donuts

Date: March 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Ava & the Fried Donuts
(Sunday 5:30pm Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Taylor Bailey – Sax (Alto)
Benjamin Delgado – Trumpet
Catie Murphy – Drums
Ava Perez – Bass
Monica Rabin – Guitar
Benjamin Shimabukuro – Piano
Piatt Pund – Violin