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

Date: January 8, 2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

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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

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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

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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

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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.


  • 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.

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

Date: December 11, 2019

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: December 4, 2019

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