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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.

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Past Young Lions Performances:

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Unity Ensemble

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – Unity Ensemble

Unity Ensemble
(Sunday 9:30 AM Ensemble)
Instructor – Gilbert Castellanos

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

Young Lions Series Presented by Gilbert Castellanos: Paolo Roque

Date: May 8, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Come check out pianist Paolo Roque and his ensemble this Wednesday. Paolo is a junior at Mission Bay High School and and Young Lions Jazz Conservatory student.

Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – House Of Swing

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

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Young Lions Series Presented By Gilbert Castellanos – House Of Swing

House Of Swing
(Saturday 1:00 PM Ensemble)
Instructor – Charlie Arbelaez

Marcello Ametrano – Guitar & Bass
Jacob Fraker – Trumpet
Michael McLaughlin – Sax (Alto)
Luke Preston – Sax (Alto)
Joel Vettel – Bass
Silas Sick – Drums
William Schaedler – Trumpet
Max Kreger Boaz – Alto Sax

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

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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

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

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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: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama 66

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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)