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 Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Ava & the Fried Donuts

Date: March 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries

Ava & the Fried Donuts
(Sunday 5:30pm Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Taylor Bailey – Sax (Alto)
Benjamin Delgado – Trumpet
Catie Murphy – Drums
Ava Perez – Bass
Monica Rabin – Guitar
Benjamin Shimabukuro – Piano
Piatt Pund – Violin

Past Young Lions Performances:

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Blame it on Adrian

Date: March 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries


Blame it on Adrian
(Sunday, 3:30pm ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

Line-up:
Zane Adlam – Guitar
Adrian Chang – Bass
Ian Feldman – Trumpet
Sawyer Figueroa – Sax (Tenor)
Elijah Marrewa – Drums
Julia Picker – Voice
Harley Sheppard – Piano

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – New Soil Ensemble

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries

New Soil Ensemble 
(Sunday 11:30am Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

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

Young Lions Series Featuring Harley Sheppard

Date: February 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries

Come out and support Young Lions Jazz Conservatory’s rising piano star Harley Sheppard and his combo. Harley is a sophomore at The School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil Castellanos’ Sunday 1:30pm Ensemble

Date: February 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries

Join Gilbert Castellanos and his Young Lions Jazz Conservatory ensemble that meets Sundays at 1:30pm. Here’s the line-up:

Mattias Almassy – Piano
Wesley Biasi – Drums
Christian Longoria – Clarinet
Christopher Martinez – Bass
Dalton Mumphrey – Sax (Tenor)
Brandon Ortega – Guitar
Kenneth Zayas – Sax (Alto)

Young Lions Series Featuring Rob Thorsen’s Monday Night Ensemble

Date: February 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries

Join Rob Thorsen and his Monday Night Ensemble tonight. Here’s the line-up:

Savannah Frost – Sax (Alto)
Madison McAfee – Baritone Sax / Tuba
Will Meadows – Guitar
Fumika Okumura – Voice
Taichi Okumura – Saxophone (Alto)
Jorge Perez-Vallejo – Guitar
Caleb Sheffield – Drums
Samuel Sheffield – Bass
Luke Stephanos – Sax (Tenor)
Joshua Zingale – Piano

Young Lions Series Featuring Rob Thorsen’s Saturday 9am Class

Date: February 6, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

YoungLionsSeries

Tonight join Rob Thorsen and his ensemble that meets Saturday morning at 9am! Here’s the line-up:

Cole Barbara – Trombone
Banyan Brown – Bass
Emiliano Garcia – Drums
Clarence McDuffie – Trumpet
Audra Orozco – Guitar
Miguel Talamantez – Sax (Alto)