FOURTH FRIDAY JAZZ SERIES

Special Events

A year of top billing jazz artists return for an exciting concert line-up in 2020!

FEBRUARY 28

FEBRUARY 28

Gilbert Castellanos and Irving Flores: Latin Jazz Standards

MARCH 27

MARCH 27

Christopher Hollyday, Melonie Grinell, Rob Thorsen: The Music of Billy Eckstine

APRIL 24

APRIL 24

Melissa Morgan and Sam Hirsh: The Music of Rogers & Hammerstein

MAY 22

MAY 22

Rob Thorsen, Hugo Suarez, Richard Sellers: 10 Decades of Jazz 1920 - 2020

JUNE 26

JUNE 26

Lori Bell, Ron Satterfield, Tommy Aros: James Taylor Reimagined

JULY 24

JULY 24

Peter Sprague, Leonard Patton, Tripp Sprague: Peter Sprague's Boomer Jazz

AUGUST 28

AUGUST 28

Danny Green, Julien Cantelm, Justin Grinell: A Night of Originals and Jazz Standards

SEPTEMBER 25

SEPTEMBER 25

Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford: Selections from The Great American Songbook

OCTOBER 23

OCTOBER 23

Joshua White, Alex Bonehem, Tyler Kreutel: The Music of Joshua White

Purchase tickets below or by phone at (858) 459-0831

  • Tickets include show admission, hors d’oeuvres and free valet parking.

  • Start time for each show is as follows: Reception 7:00pm, Show 8:00-9:15pm.

  • Location: La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla 92037.

  • Tickets are not mailed or emailed. Please check in at the reception desk.

  • Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of a cancelled performance. 

ARTISTS + TICKETS

February 2020 

Gilbert Castellanos

and Irving Flores 

LATIN JAZZ STANDARDS
 

Virtuoso trumpeter and six-time San Diego Music Awards Best Jazz Artist & Artist of The Year Gilbert Castellanos returns to open the Fourth Friday Jazz Series. This time, his duet includes Latin-music pianist, composer, and arranger Irving Flores who has manned the keyboard chair in the Gilbert Castellanos New Latin Jazz Quintet for years. Get ready for a fiery series kick-off filled with stunning improvised solos by two of Southern California’s hottest jazz musicians! They’ll present Latin Jazz Standards, beloved boleros and romantic ballads that will take your breath away.

Tickets include show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet parking.


Friday, February 28, 2020

Reception 7pm, Concert begins at 8-9:15pm


Pre-purchase: $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person

March 2020 

Christopher Hollyday,

Melonie Grinell, Rob Thorsen

MUSIC OF BILLY ECKSTINE

 

Alto Saxophonist Christopher Hollyday, a New York Young Lion, who later toured with Maynard Ferguson, is a respected musician and educator. In 2018, Hollyday premiered "Telepathy," his first recording in 25 years, at a sold-out concert presented by KSDS Jazz 88.3 and has received nationwide acclaim, as well as a nomination for the San Diego Music Awards 2019 Album of the Year. He recently recorded Dialogue--a follow-up album with the Telepathy Quartet in August of 2019. He currently performs in San Diego and throughout southern California as a jazz saxophonist soloist and with his Telepathy Quintet. Hollyday also teaches saxophone at San Diego State University and woodwinds privately from his studio in San Diego. 

Tickets include show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet parking.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Reception 7pm, Concert begins at 8-9:15pm


Pre-purchase: $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person

April 2020 

Melissa Morgan

and Sam Hirsh

THE MUSIC OF ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

 

New York born, Los Angeles based jazz vocalist Melissa Morgan returns to La Jolla to perform renditions of the music of Rogers and Hammerstein. A Thelonious Monk International Competition semi-finalist, Morgan made an appearance on Downbeat Magazine’s list of Jazz Vocalist Rising Stars and was considered for Grammy nominations in Best Vocal Jazz Album and Best Improvised Solo categories for the 2017 Grammys.

Tickets include show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet parking.


Friday, April 24, 2020

Reception 7pm, Concert begins at 8-9:15pm


Pre-purchase: $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person

May 2020 

Rob Thorsen, Hugo Suarez,
Richard Sellers

10 DECADES OF JAZZ
1920 - 2020

 

The award winning Rob Thorsen Trio will perform a variety of music which includes classic jazz, latin music, original compositions and more. The band includes pianist Hugo Suarez and drummer Richard Sellers with Thorsen on upright bass. Together they integrate many different music styles that contribute to their modern jazz sound. From Duke Ellington to Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, original compositions, Brazilian music and more, the Rob Thorsen Trio weaves together a unique sound that honors the jazz masters while inspiring a fresh approach to this great American art form.

Tickets include show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet parking.


Friday, May 22, 2020

Reception 7pm, Concert begins at 8-9:15pm


Pre-purchase: $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person

June 2020 

Lori Bell, Ron Satterfield,

Tommy Aros

CD CELEBRATION
JAMES TAYLOR REIMAGINED

 

Award winning musicians Lori Bell, flutes - Ron Satterfield, guitar, vocals, piano - Tommy Aros, percussion formed the group Trio de Janeiro and present a high energy, Brazilian tinged, jazz trio with an original approach to Standards, Brazilian, original compositions and folk music.  With their latest project - James Taylor Reimagined, the group explores a plethora of grooves from samba, swing, fusion, jazz modal, odd times and more.

 

Bell is a three time Global Music Award winner and has performed at venues such as Birdland, Blue Note, Kennedy Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Library. Satterfield has won numerous awards from SESAC for his composing and arranging and was a Grammy finalist with the eclectic group Checkfield. For 20 years Aros toured worldwide with Latin superstar Luis Miguel.  He also recorded on seven of Luis Miguel’s CD's which won six Grammy’s.  

Tickets include show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet parking.


Friday, June 26, 2020

Reception 7pm, Concert begins at 8-9:15pm


Pre-purchase: $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person