Upcoming Events:

Young Lions Series Featuring Catie Murphy

Date: July 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

This week, the spotlight is on trumpeter CATIE MURPHY, a student at Canyon Crest Academy and the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, a 501c3 founded by Gilbert Castellanos in Summer 2017.

Check out this incredible talent, then stay for the Wednesday Jazz Jam Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – San Diego’s longest running jam – at 830PM!

Young Lions “Los Ochos” Ensemble at South Bay Salsa Festival

Date: July 21, 2018

Time: TBD

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory ensemble, “Los Ochos,” led by Gilbert Castellanos will be performing at the South Bay Salsa Festival on Saturday, July 21. More details coming soon.

Click here to go to the South Bay Salsa Festival’s Facebook page.

Young Lions Series Featuring John Murray

Date: July 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

This week, the spotlight is on upright bassist JOHN MURRAY, a student at The School of Creative and Performing Artst and a student at the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, a 501c3 founded by Gilbert Castellanos in Summer 2017.

Young Lions Students Open Up for Bayside Summer Nights – GODFATHERS OF LATIN JAZZ: A SALUTE TO DIZZY AND CHANO feat. JON FADDIS

Date: July 26, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students open up for GODFATHERS OF LATIN JAZZ: A SALUTE TO DIZZY AND CHANO featuring JON FADDIS in the 2018 San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights series at the San Diego Embarcadero. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to see the Young Lions pre-show!

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Young Lions Series Featuring Jason Picker

Date: August 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Catch pianist Jason Picker on this performance before he heads off to USC with a full scholarship! You won’t believe what this Canyon Crest Academy graduate can do. If you’re lucky, he’ll perform some of his original compositions. Band TBD.

Young Lions Students Open Up for Bayside Summer Nights – “BIRD” ON THE BAY: A CHARLIE PARKER TRIBUTE feat. CHARLES MCPHERSON

Date: August 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students open up for “BIRD” ON THE BAY: A CHARLIE PARKER TRIBUTE featuring CHARLES MCPHERSON in the 2018 San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights series at the San Diego Embarcadero. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to see the Young Lions pre-show!

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Young Lions Series Featuring Carmen Murray

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Come check out this talented young drummer, a junior at The School for Creative and Performing Arts and a member of Young Lions Jazz Conservatory!

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Fundraiser at Bread and Salt

Date: August 19, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Click here to purchase tickets to Young Lions Jazz Conservatory – “THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME”

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory invites you to our second annual fundraiser, “The Shape of Jazz to Come.” This event will raise funds for our new space in the Arts District of Liberty Station including renovations.

This event will feature:

  • Top Professional Jazz Musicians from San Diego and Los Angeles including Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet), Mike Woffard (piano), Holly Hofmann (flute), Christopher Hollyday (sax), Joshua White (piano), Rob Thorsen (bass), Tyler Kreutel (drums)
  • Concert with Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students Playing with the Pros
  • Silent Auction
  • Opportunity Drawing
  • Spanish Paella and Tapas
  • Cash Bar

General Admission – $25 online, $30 at the door, includes admission to the concert

VIP Admission – $100 online only, limited availablity, includes reserved table seating, paella plate plus dessert, and one drink

Sposorship Levels – All levels include recognition via sponsorship signage with your name or company displayed at the event plus two VIP level tickets:

  • Platinum – $5,000
  • Gold – $2,000
  • Silver – $1,000
  • Bronze – $500

Donation: Can’t make the event but still want to donate? You can make a donation on this page by clicking “tickets” and choosing “donation.”

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students can attend for free.

Doors open at 12:30 pm.

Thank you so much for your support!

Click here to purchase tickets to Young Lions Jazz Conservatory – “THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME”

Young Lions Series Featuring Julia Picker

Date: August 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Check out this young lady with a golden voice! You’re in for a treat!

Young Lions Students Open Up for Bayside Summer Nights – LADIES WHO JAM: WOMEN IN JAZZ feat. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

Date: August 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students open up for LADIES WHO JAM: WOMEN IN JAZZ feat. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER in the 2018 San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights series at the San Diego Embarcadero. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to see the Young Lions pre-show!

Click here for more information the about Bayside Summer Nights series.

Young Lions Series Featuring Taylor Bailey

Date: August 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

We proudly present Taylor Bailey, rising star sax player!

Young Lions Students Open Up for Bayside Summer Nights – 1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR!

Date: September 2, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory students open up for Bayside Summer Nights, 1812 Thaikovsky Spectacular, the LAST concert in the San Diego Symphony’s 2018 Summer Series at the Embarcadero. Get there at 6:30 p.m. to see the Young Lion’s pre-show.

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Young Lions Series Featuring Serena Geroe

Date: September 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

This groovy young lady will move you with her jazz, blues and funk guitar.

Young Lions Series Featuring Harley Sheppard

Date: September 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Harley plays keys and is a student at School of Creative and Performing Arts. Come check him out!

Past Events:

Young Lions Students Open Up for Bayside Summer Nights – ARTURO SANDOVAL

Date: July 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students open up for Arturo Sandoval in the 2018 San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights series at the San Diego Embarcadero. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to see the Young Lions pre-show!

Click here for more information the about Bayside Summer Nights series.

Young Lions Series Featuring Angelo Biares

Date: July 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Come check out this talented young jazz trumpet player and his band.

NO Young Lions Series Performance on July 4

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

There WILL NOT be a Young Lions Series performance on July 4th. Come back next week!

Young Lions Students Open Up for Bayside Summer Nights – STAR SPANGLED POPS

Date: June 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students open up for Star Spangled Pops, the first concert in the 2018 San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights series at the San Diego Embarcadero. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to see the Young Lions pre-show!

Click here for more information the about Bayside Summer Nights series.

Young Lions Series Featuring Julian Roel

Date: June 27, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Come out and see our beloved Julian Roel on alto-sax before he heads off to college at The New School, School of Jazz, NYC!

Young Lions Series Featuring Veena Dorazio

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Come out and catch this great ensemble! Line-up:

Veena Dorazio – Voice and Violin
Jackson Baldis – Piano
Noah Ines – Drums
Darhma  Dorazio – Bass