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:

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Past Young Lions Performances:

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.

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!

Young Lions Series Featuring Nick Caldwell Quartet

Date: September 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Featuring Nick Caldwell Quartet

Nick Caldwell – Sax
Brenda Greggio – Piano
Christopher Martinez – Bass
Wesley Biasi – Drums

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 Julia Picker

Date: August 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Featuring Julia Picker

Check out this young lady with a golden voice! You’re in for a treat!

Young Lions Series Featuring Carmen Murray

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

Young Lions Series Featuring Carmen Murray

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!