Holly Hofmann's new jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:
March 12th: Pianist Irving Flores Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet
March 19th: Bassist Rob Thorsen Trio when he presents his program My Favorite Bassists, featuring the music of bass legends Ray Brown, Ron Carter and more. Special guest with the trio, tenor man Nick Caldwell.
March 26th: Rose Mallet, back by popular demand with Ed Kornhauser, Rob Thorsen and Richard Sellers. Opening for Rose: Vocalist Dennis Gittens.
April 2 The Gerry Mulligan Tribute featuring saxman John Rekevics, Derek Cannon on trumpet, bassist Dave Marr and drummer Tim McMahon.
April 9 Pianist Adam Wolfe, bassist Antar Martin and drummer Richard Sellers present a tribute to piano legend Ahmad Jamal.
April 16 Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos returns to the stage, featuring Marshall Hawkins, Joshua White and Tyler Kreutel.
April 23- Dr Marshall Hawkins presents a concert honoring the late San Diego tenor sax giant Daniel Jackson. The concert features Charlie Owens, Mike Wofford Joshua White, Bob Boss and many more.
April 30 Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker presents her yearly International Jazz Day concert featuing her Women in Jazz Quartet.