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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.

Young Lions Series:

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Past Young Lions Performances:

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

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil’s 3:30 Class

Date: December 19, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Join us and enjoy this Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Ensemble led by Gilbert Castellanos.

Line up:

Adrian Chang, Bass
Elijah Marrewa, Drums
Harley Sheppard, Piano
Ian Feldman, Trumpet
Julia Picker, Voice
Sawyer Figueroa, Sax
Zane Adlam, Guitar

Young Lions Series Featuring Betsy Murphy

Date: December 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Come on out and hear the lovely vocal stylings of Young Lions Jazz Conservatory student Betsy Murphy! We’ll see you THERE.

Young Lions Series Featuring Gil’s 5:30 Ensemble

Date: December 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Join us on Wednesday to hear this Young Lions Jazz Conservatory ensemble led by Gilbert Castellanos.  Line up:

Ava Perez, Bass
Benjamin Delgado, Trumpet
Benjamin Shimabukuro, Piano
Catie Murphy, Drums
Monica Rabin, Guitar
Taylor Bailey, Sax

Young Lions Series Featuring Rob’s 9:00 AM Ensemble & 6:30pm Ensemble

Date: November 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Panama 66

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Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series featuring two of Rob Thorsen’s Ensembles! Two Sets: 1st set, 9:00 AM Ensemble. 2nd set,  6:30 PM Ensemble – from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory!!!

Line up:

6:30 PM Ensemble
Savannah Frost, Sax
Madison McAfee, Bari Sax
Will Meadow, Guitar
Fumika Okumura, Voice
Taichi Okumura, Sax
Jorge Perez-Vallejo, Guitar
Caleb Sheffield, Drums
Samuel Sheffield, Bass
Luke Stephanos, Sax
Joshua Zingale, Piano

9:00  AM Ensemble
Cole Barbara, Trombone
Banyan Brown, Bass
Emiliano Garcia, Drums
Clarence McDuffie, Trumpet
Audra Orozco, Guitar
Miguel Talamantez, Sax (Alto)