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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 Featuring Rob Thorsen’s Monday Night Ensemble

Date: February 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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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

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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)

Young Lions Series Featuring Brenda Greggio

Date: January 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Young Lions Series Featuring Brenda Greggio

Tonight we feature Young Lions Jazz Conservatory pianist Brenda Greggio. Brenda is one of our rising stars, a freshman at School of Creative and Performing Arts. She and her combo will amaze you with jazz standards and Brenda’s original compositions.

Young Lions Series Featuring Ben Delgado

Date: January 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Tonight we feature Young Lions Jazz Conservatory trumpet player Ben Delgado and his combo. Ben is a student at Mission Bay High.

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil’s 9:30 Ensemble

Date: January 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Join Gil and his Young Lions Jazz Conservatory ensemble!

Line up:

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

Young Lions Series Featuring Rob’s 11am Class AND Ian’s 5pm Class – SPLIT BILL

Date: January 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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You’re in for a treat! Come on out and hear TWO of our Young Lions Jazz Conservatory classes – Rob Thorsen’s 11am ensemble AND Ian Buss’ 5pm ensemble.

Line up for Rob’s 11am:

Benjamin Peng, Sax
Ethan Uyeda, Drums
Clarence McDuffie – Trumpet (sitting in for Maxim Bregman)
Trinity Walsh, Bass

Line up for Ian’s 5pm:

Betsy Murphy, Piano and voice
Diego Cardenas-Wallenfelt, Drums
Kristopher Donald, Bass
Lawrence Neuman, Voice
Marcus Velasquez, Sax