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Sunset Poolside Jazz Series At The Westgate Hotel

Every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting June 5th, jazz enthusiasts are invited to sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents at the Westgate Hotel’s eclectic poolside jazz festival.

Set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will feature jazz entertainment and offer a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine and beer as well as a gourmet array of appetizers and tapas.

Dates: Every Thursday in June, July, and August

The June and July line up for the Westgate’s Sunset Poolside Jazz Series is below; August musicians to be announced.

June 5: Gilbert Castellanos Recognized as a new American master by Downbeat magazine, Castellanos has established himself as one of the nation’s most inventive improvisers in stirring live performances.

June 12: Steph Johnson Group With one of the biggest voices in all of San Diego County, Steph Johnson’s jazz-centric trio includes bassist Rob Thorsen and powerhouse drummer Richard Sellers.

June 19: Trio Gadjo While the focus is the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy jazz repertoire, members of the Trio bring a vast array of musical styles to each performance.

June 26: Besos De Coco Innovative and eclectic chamber group made up of tap-dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, double-bassist Evona Wascinski, and classical guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos, Besos de Coco, is stirring up a great deal of excitement with their groundwork performances.

July 3: Peter Sprague Trio Full bodied and powerful, Sprague’s numerous albums have elevated him to legendary status among Jazz guitar fans all over.

July 10: Sue Palmer Known as San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue has amazed audiences all over the world with her unique style and phenomenal left hand. She wails through a very complete blues keyboard vocabulary like the veteran she is.

July 17: Joshua White Focused on interpreting original compositions, as well as exploring the boundaries of collective improvisation, White has been in demand as one of Southern California’s most creative and technically accomplished pianists.


July 31: Danny Green Brazilian Trio Jazz pianist-composer Danny Green leads a trio with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm that embraces Brazilian jazz.

There is a $20 minimum consumption. Visit for more information.

Location: The Westgate Hotel 1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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