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Past Events:

All YLJC In-Person Performances Cancelled Due To COVID-19

Start date: March 16, 2020

End date: April 16, 2020

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Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Soothsayers Ensemble

Date: March 11, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Soothsayers Ensemble
Instructor – Charlie Arbelaez

Cole Barbara – Trombone
Kahlil Childs – Sax (Alto)
Sebastian Nilsson – Guitar
Luke Preston – Sax (Alto)
Lucius Scala – Piano/Drum
Kory Watson – Bass
Joshua Zingale – Piano

The Thursday Club Rummage Sale Benefiting YLJC

Start date: March 7, 2020

End date: March 8, 2020

Location: Balboa Park Activity Center (east side of Park Blvd. near Veterans Memorial)


The 93rd annual Thursday Club Rummage Sale – San Diego’s largest thrift, estate and garage sale – will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large Balboa Park Activity Center. All proceeds will benefit the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory and 15 other Balboa Park and local community charities and organizations from children to the elderly, health, veterans, arts, life skills, animals, nature and education.

There will be more than 25,000 square feet of thousands of items, treasures and bargains galore.  There will be new and gently-used merchandise: antiques, appliances, art, books, clothes and accessories, electronics, furniture, garden, holiday, housewares, jewelry, linens, pet items, sporting goods, toys, and more. More than $150,000 was raised for the community through last year’s sale.

Free admission and lots of parking. Bring cash! VISA and Mastercard accepted (3% fee added). Donations gladly accepted through Wednesday, March 4. For more information or to donate call (619) 224-5264; https://thethursdayclub.org/annual-rummage-sale/

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – A Swingin’ Affair Ensemble

Date: March 4, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

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A Swingin’ Affair Ensemble
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Joseph Jazmine – Voice/Piano
Christian Rodriguez – Guitar
Caleb Sheffield – Drums
Samuel Sheffield – Bass
Benjamin Shimabukuro – Piano
Nicholas Stoneking – Sax (Alto)
Sergio Ibanez – Trombone

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Birth Of The Cool Ensemble

Date: February 26, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Birth Of The Cool Ensemble
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Zane Adlam – Guitar
Ian Cunningham –  Piano /Voice
Ian Feldman – Trumpet
Jorge Mabarak – Bass
Sean McGarry – Sax (Tenor)
Betsy Murphy – Piano /Voice
Catie Murphy – Drums

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Night Dreamers Ensemble

Date: February 19, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Night Dreamers Ensemble
Instructor – Rob Thorsen

Lucas Landsberg – Sax (Tenor)
Taichi Okumura – Sax (Alto)
Fumika Okumura – Voice
Audra Orozco – Guitar
Dahlia Robinson – Bass
William Schaedler – Trumpet
Sam Smylie – Piano