Upcoming Events:

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Blue Train Ensemble

Date: January 22, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Blue Train Ensemble

Blue Train Ensemble
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Jack Becker – Drums
Benjamin Delgado – Trumpet
Christian Longoria – Clarinet
Christopher Martinez – Bass
Julia Picker – Voice
Paolo Roque – Piano

Student Jazz Jam Session at BLAH

Date: January 25, 2020

Time: 1-4 PM

Location: Blind Lady Ale House: 3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Student Jazz Jam Session at BLAH

Please join us at Blind Lady Ale House (BLAH) for YLJC’s student-led jam session. All students and adults are welcome and encouraged to play! This is a great opportunity for students to learn the ropes of a traditional jam session, play with other students, and make new friends!

Keyboard, drums, upright bass & PA provided. All other cats, bring your axes!

House Band:
Alvin Paige – Sax
Brenda Greggio – Piano
John Murray – Bass
Carmen Murray – Drums/Host

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – YLJC BIG BAND

Date: January 29, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – YLJC BIG BAND

YLJC BIG BAND
Gilbert Castellanos – Instructor/Conductor

Nick Caldwell – Sax (Tenor) 
Sam Capron – Sax (Baritone)  
Sawyer Figueroa – Sax (Tenor)
Alvin Paige – Sax (Alto)
Kenneth Zayas – Sax (Alto)
Cole Barbara – Trombone
Owen Getz – Trombone
Sergio Ibanez – Trombone
Mateo Zamora – Trombone
Emanuel Borboa-Hill – Trumpet
Benjamin Delgado – Trumpet
Ian Feldman – Trumpet
Clarence McDuffie – Trumpet
Brenda Greggio – Piano
John Murray – Bass
Carmen Murray – Drums

YLJC Open for Jazz @ The Jacobs – Arutro O’Farrill

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: Copley Symphony Hall

YLJC Open for Jazz @ The Jacobs – “John Coltrane”

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: Copley Symphony Hall

Masterclass – Joel Frahm

Date: April 26, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Location: 2590 Truxtun Rd., Building 176, Ste. 102, San Diego, CA 92106

Masterclass – Joel Frahm

Tickets Sold At The Door
Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Students – Free
Other Students – $10
Adults – $15

Past Events:

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Jacob Williams

Date: January 15, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Jacob Williams

YLJC student Jacob Williams leads his own group. 

Jacob Williams – Guitar
Sawyer Figueroa – Sax
Brenda Greggio – Keys
John Murray – Bass
Jack Becker – Drums

KSDS Jazz 88.3 Jazz Live Presents YLJC Big Band

Date: January 13, 2020

Time: Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Show Starts at 8:00 pm

Location: The City College Lyman Saville Theatre

KSDS Jazz 88.3 Jazz Live Presents YLJC Big Band

We are excited to debut YLJC Big Band at KSDS Jazz Live!
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Listen LIVE – Jazz 88.3

YLJC BIG BAND
Gilbert Castellanos – Instructor/Conductor


Nick Caldwell – Sax (Tenor) 
Sam Capron – Sax (Baritone)  
Sawyer Figueroa – Sax (Tenor)
Alvin Paige – Sax (Alto)
Kenneth Zayas – Sax (Alto)
Cole Barbara – Trombone
Owen Getz – Trombone
Sergio Ibanez – Trombone
Mateo Zamora – Trombone
Emanuel Borboa-Hill – Trumpet
Benjamin Delgado – Trumpet
Ian Feldman – Trumpet
Clarence McDuffie – Trumpet
Brenda Greggio – Piano
John Murray – Bass
Carmen Murray – Drums

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – YLJC Alumni All-Stars

Date: January 8, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – YLJC Alumni All-Stars

Join us at the one and only Panama 66 as we welcome back some familiar faces. This one’s not to be missed! 🔥

Line Up:
Nick Abaunza – Drums 
Taylor Bailey – Sax (Alto)  
Tiger Diep – Sax (Alto)  
Zion Dyson – Voice 
Ed Gabrielyan – Piano 
Max May – Sax (Tenor)  
Andrew Martinez – Guitar  
Jason Picker – Piano
Julian Roel – Sax (Alto)
Johnny Steele – Drums
Eric Wesling – Guitar

and current YLJC student, John Murray – Bass

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Free For All Ensemble

Date: January 1, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Free For All Ensemble

Free For All Ensemble
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Sawyer Figueroa – Sax (Tenor)
Connor Gilbert – Bass
Elijah Marrewa – Drums
Piatt Pund – Violin
Harley Sheppard – Piano
Jacob Williams – Guitar
Kenneth Zayas – Sax (Alto)

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – New Soil Ensemble

Date: December 18, 2019

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – New Soil Ensemble

New Soil Ensemble
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Nick Caldwell – Sax (Tenor)
Brenda Greggio – Piano
Carmen Murray – Drums
John Murray – Bass
Alvin Paige – Sax (Alto)
Mateo Zamora – Trombone

All Ensembles Showcase @ The Loft, UCSD

Date: December 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

All Ensembles Showcase @ The Loft, UCSD

Come join us for a great day of music! All 11 YLJC ensembles will perform a recital at The Loft @ UCSD. Food and drinks available for purchase.

TICKET PRICES:

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

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: (Students, please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled performance. Remember to give yourself about 10 minutes to park and walk to the venue.)

11:00amNight Dreamers Ensemble,” Rob’s Monday, 6:30 class

11:20amSidewinder Ensemble,” Charlie’s Saturday, 3pm class

11:40amA Swingin’ Affair Ensemble,” Gil’s Sunday, 5:30 class

12:00pmIt’s About Time Ensemble,” Rob’s Saturday, 11am class

12:20pmNew Perspective Ensemble,” Rob’s Saturday, 9am class

12:40pmBirth of the Cool Ensemble,” Gil’s Sunday, 9:30am class

1:00pmBlue Train Ensemble,” Gil’s Sunday, 3:30 class

1:20pmMaiden Voyage Ensemble,” Bob’s Saturday, 1pm class

1:40pmFree For All Ensemble,” Gil’s Sunday, 11:30am class

2:00pmSoothsayers Ensemble,” Charlie’s Saturday, 5pm class

2:20pmNew Soil Ensemble,” Gil’s Sunday, 1:30pm class

The closest parking option is The Gilman Parking Structure. UCSD recently changed its parking policy and parking may no longer be free on Saturdays. Check when you get there and be prepared to pay an hourly parking rate at the machine (yes, they accept credit cards). Then it’s just a short walk to The Loft. See map for details.