With the erratic weather as of late, it is hard to say how cold winter will get, but with Gilbert Castellanos and his trumpet it is always a sultry time, guaranteed. As one of the top jazz cats in the world, it is no surprise his repertoire’s influences run the gamut, but Latin flavors have long been part of his spiced mix. Honoring the masters’ works from Puente to Tjader and a dozen others will have all the books at the Central Library flipping their pages. Let Castellanos and his ensemble entertain with an evening of salsa and Afro-Cuban music from one of San Diego’s talented gems.

December 3rd