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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
Check out this young lady with a golden voice! You’re in for a treat!
We proudly present Taylor Bailey, rising star sax player!
This groovy young lady will move you with her jazz, blues and funk guitar.
Harley plays keys and is a student at School of Creative and Performing Arts. Come check him out!
Past Young Lions Performances:
Come check out this talented young jazz trumpet player and his band.
There WILL NOT be a Young Lions Series performance on July 4th. Come back next week!
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!
Come out and catch this great ensemble! Line-up:
Veena Dorazio – Voice and Violin
Jackson Baldis – Piano
Noah Ines – Drums
Darhma Dorazio – Bass
Come out and see our rising piano star, the lovely Brenda Greggio, and her band.
This young piano player / vocalist is WORTH seeing! He’s a natural with a passion for music!