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’s Saturday 3pm Class

Date: November 14, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring Ian Buss’ Ensemble (Saturday 3PM Class) – from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory!!!

Line up:

Joseph Kim-Weigandt, Piano
Kaia Kim-Weigandt, Voice
Sean McGarry, Tenor Sax
Mack Milne, Bass
Christian Rodriguez, Guitar
Judson Smith, Drums

Young Lions Series Featuring The Dorzaio Sisters

Date: November 21, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring THE DORAZIO SISTERS – Dharm on Bass & Veena on Vocals!!! Both are students at Sage Creek Highschool in Carlsbad.

Young Lions Series Featuring Rob’s Monday 6:30pm Class

Date: November 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring Rob Thorsen’s Ensemble (Monday Class) – from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory!!!

Line up:

Savannah Frost, Sax
Madison McAfee, Bari Sax
Will Meadow, Guitar
Fumika Okumura, Voice
Taichi Okumura, Sax
Jorge Perez-Vallejo, Guitar
Caleb Sheffield, Drums
Samuel Sheffield, Bass
Luke Staphnos, Sax
Joshua Zingale, Piano

Past Young Lions Performances:

Young Lions Series Featuring Charlie’s Saturday 1pm Class

Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring Charlie Arbelaez’s Ensemble (Saturday 1PM Class) – from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory!!!

Line up:

Marcello Ametrano, Guitar
Jacob Fraker, Trumpet
Michael McLaughlin, Sax
Luke Preston, Sax
Nicholas Stoneking, Sax
Joel Vettel, Bass

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil’s Sunday 11:30am Class

Date: October 31, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring his Sunday 11:30AM class from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE!

Nicklas Caldwell – Alto/Tenor Sax
Zion Dyson – Voice
Brenda Greggio – Piano
Carmen Murray – Drums
John Murray – Bass
Alvin Paige – Tenor Sax
Tiger Diep –  Alto Sax

Each week, Gilbert Castellanos, Founder and Artistic Curator of The Young Lions Series at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum of Art, features San Diego’s brightest up-and-coming middle or high school jazz musicians!

Check out these talented up-and-coming young musicians, then stay for the Wednesday Jazz Jam Presented by Gilbert Castellanos from 815-11PM!

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil’s Sunday 9:30am Ensemble

Date: October 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring his Sunday 930AM Ensemble from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

Each week, Gilbert Castellanos, Founder and Artistic Curator of The Young Lions Series at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum of Art, features San Diego’s brightest up-and-coming middle or high school jazz musicians!

Check out these talented up-and-coming young musicians, then stay for the Wednesday Jazz Jam Presented by Gilbert Castellanos from 815-11PM!

Jack Becker – Drums
Connor Gilbert – Bass
Samuel Kredich – Trumpet
Max May – Tenor Sax
Paolo Roque – Piano
Jacob Williams – Guitar

Young Lions Series Featuring Wesley Biasi

Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Featuring Wesley Biasi

Come check out drummer Wesley Biasi, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, and his band this Wednesday. Should be a great show!

Young Lions Series Featuring Kenny Zayas

Date: September 26, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Check out alto sax player Kenny Zayas and his band this Wednesday!

Young Lions Series Featuring Tiger Diep

Date: September 19, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Featuring Tiger Diep

Come check out alto sax player Tiger Diep and his band. Tiger is a senior at The School for Creative and Performing Arts.