Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents: The Young Lions Series at Panama 66

In December of 2013, jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos created the Young Lions Series with the intent to mentor young musicians and provide them with unique opportunities to perform in public venues. Middle and high school students are encouraged to prepare and program a concert, engage with the audience, grow in confidence and discipline, and to respect the music. Since the series’ inception, over 200 musicians have participated. The Young Lions Series performances are every Wednesday from 6-8pm at Panama 66  at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Catch The Young Lions at Panama 66, located in Balboa Park in the Art Museum Sculpture Garden.  The show is free and delicious food and drink are available to purchase.

You can stay for the Jam Session, hosted by Gilbert Castellanos, that runs 8:30 - 11pm every Wednesday.

Young Lions Series:

Young Lions Series Featuring Ian Buss 5pm Ensemble

Date: May 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Check out this Young Lions Jazz Conservatory class led by instructor Ian Buss.

Line up:
Emiliano Garcia, Drums
Audra Orozco, Guitar
Marcus Velasquez, Alto Sax
Trinity Walsh, Bass
Sean McGarry, Tenor Sax

Young Lions Series Featuring New Soil Ensemble

Date: May 30, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Check out this Young Lions Jazz Conservatory ensemble led by Gilbert Castellanos.

Line up:

Tiger Diep – Alto Sax
Julian Roel – Alto Sax
Alvin Paige – Tenor Sax
Zion Dyson – Vocals
Tate McKay – Guitar
Jason Pickers – Piano
Carmen Murray – Drums
John Murray – Bass

Past Young Lions Performances:

Young Lions Series Featuring Tiger Diep

Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

You’ll be AMAZED by this alto sax player! Tiger Diep is a junior at School for Creative and Performing Arts and a Young Lions Jazz Conservatory student.

Young Lions Series Featuring Jack Uchitel

Date: May 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Check out high school senior and Young Lions Jazz Conservatory student Jack Uchitel on tenor sax!

Young Lions Series Featuring Los Ocho

Date: May 2, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Check out this Young Lions Jazz Conservatory ensemble led by Gilbert Castellanos. You won’t be able to resist their LATIN groove!

Nicholas Abaunza, Drums
Nicklas Caldwell, Sax
Grace Dessert, Flute
Mia Estrada, Violin
Serea Geroe, Guitar
Brenda Greggio, Keys
Samuel Kredich, Trumpet
Christopher Martinez, Bass

Young Lions Series Featuring Nick Caldwell

Date: April 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Nick Caldwell is the baddest middle school sax player you’ll ever hear! Check out his trio with Brenda Greggio on keys and Wesley Biasi on drums.

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil’s 5pm Class

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Come out and hear what a Young Lions Jazz Conservatory class can do! This ensemble is taught by Gilbert Castellanos.

Line up:

Santino Arellano, Alto Sax
Mia Jativa, Vocals
Elijah Marrew, Drums
Christian Rodriguez, Guitar
Harley Sheppard, Piano
Kenneth Zayas, Alto Sax
Angelo Biares, Trumpet

Young Lions Series Featuring Brandon Ortega

Date: April 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Brandon Ortega, guitarist at Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, will be featured with his ensemble tonight. Brandon is a junior in high school.