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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Young Lions Performances:

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 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

Young Lions Series Featuring Brenda Greggio

Date: June 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Come out and see our rising piano star, the lovely Brenda Greggio, and her band.

Young Lions Series Featuring Jackson Baldis

Date: June 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

This young piano player / vocalist is WORTH seeing! He’s a natural with a passion for music!