Upcoming Events:

YLJC ALL STARS play BIRD PARK SUMMER CONCERTS

Date: July 20, 2019

Time: 5:00-7:30 PM

Location: Bird Park (North Park) 28th Street between Upas & Thron St

YLJC ALL STARS play BIRD PARK SUMMER CONCERTS

Bring your lawn chairs & ice chest, and enjoy the sunset while watching these kids swing!  FREE EVENT!

YLJC ALL STARS
Elijah Marrewa – Drums
Connor Gilbert – Bass
Nick Caldwell – Sax
Brenda Greggio – Keys


Young Lions Opens For Bayside Summer Nights – Congas and Bongos!

Date: July 25, 2019

Time: 6pm

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Opens For Bayside Summer Nights – Congas and Bongos!

Young Lions Students will perform on the Main Stage at San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights at the Embarcadero starting at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information on tickets for the show.

Young Lions Opens for Bayside Summer Nights – A Nancy Wilson Tribute!

Date: August 8, 2019

Time: 6pm

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Opens for Bayside Summer Nights – A Nancy Wilson Tribute!

Young Lions students will perform on the main stage of the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights. Young Lions vocalist Zion Dyson and her all star combo kick off the show at 6:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Fundraiser – The Shape of Jazz to Come

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Bread and Salt, 1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113


Join us for our third annual Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Fundraiser! Enjoy a concert with San Diego’s jazz greats playing alongside our own Conservatory students, bid on silent and live auction items, and enjoy tasty fusion tapas, beer, wine and our signature drink featuring Chervona Vodka. The concert will feature Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet), Marshall Hawkins (bass), Joshua White (piano), Rob Thorsen (bass), Bob Boss (guitar), Charlie Arbelaez (sax) and Tyler Kretell (drums). The beautiful and talented Lorraine Castellanos will be your emcee for the festivities.

Young Lions students may attend for free. Conservatory students’ families (mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents…) can attend for 20% off the General Admission price. Contact us for the promo code.

Click here to purchase your tickets online.

Young Lions Opens for Bayside Summer Nights – Ultimate Miles Davis

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 6pm

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Opens for Bayside Summer Nights – Ultimate Miles Davis

Young Lions will open on the main stage for San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights. Young Lions start at 6:00 p.m. on the main stage. Click here for tickets.

Young Lions Open for Kurt Elling at Jazz @ The Jacobs

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 7pm

Location: Copley Symphony Hall

Young Lions Open for Jazz @ The Jacobs Billie Holiday Tribute

Date: November 30, 2019

Time: 7pm

Location: Copley Symphony Hall

Young Lions Open for Jazz @ The Jacobs Arutro O’Farrill

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: Copley Symphony Hall

Young Lions Open for Jazz @ The Jacobs – “John Coltrane”

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: Copley Symphony Hall

Past Events:

New Soil Ensemble Plays SUNSESH @ Green Flash Brewery

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: Starts at 6:30 PM

Location: 6550 MIRA MESA BLVD., SAN DIEGO CA 92121

New Soil Ensemble Plays SUNSESH @ Green Flash Brewery

YLJC’s NEW SOIL ENSEMBLE will perform at Green Flash Brewing Co.! Come out and enjoy some GREAT craft beer while watching this award winning ensemble swing!

FREE event – open to ALL ages!   

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Concert begins at 6:30 PM
Green Flash Brewery And Tasting Room
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego Ca 92121

Also performing, CASEY HENSLEY

NEW SOIL ENSEMBLE:
Nick Caldwell – Sax
Brenda Greggio – Piano
Carmen Murray – Drums
John Murray – Bass
Alvin Paige – Sax
Tiger Diep – Sax
Zion Dyson – Vocals

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Swingin’ 7+1

Date: June 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Swingin’ 7+1

SWINGIN’ 7+1
(Sunday 1:30 AM Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Ian Cunningham – Piano
Christian Longoria – Clarinet
Christopher Martinez – Bass
Dalton Mumphrey Sax – (Tenor)
Brandon Ortega – Guitar
Kenneth Zayas – Sax (Alto)
Wesley Biasi –  Drums

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

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.

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

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