Founder and Artistic Director
“Raising up the next generation of jazz is really where my passion and heart and soul is. When I was starting out, someone gave me a chance to get on stage and took the time to invest some of their knowledge and experience in me. It’s a big part of my success today, and I’m grateful. Today, I’m giving back, and watching these young adults blossom into amazing musicians is an honor and a gift!”
– Gilbert C. Castellanos
- Sat, Dec 02YLJC Liberty StationDec 02, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PMYLJC Liberty Station, 2590 Truxtun Rd Ste. 102 Building 176, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
- Wed, Dec 06Panama 66Dec 06, 2023, 7:00 PM – 7:50 PMPanama 66, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
- Sat, Dec 09YLJC Liberty StationDec 09, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PMYLJC Liberty Station, 2590 Truxtun Rd Ste. 102 Building 176, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
"I am extremely grateful to have learned a tremendous amount under the tutelage of Gilbert Castellanos and Rob Thorsen and everyone at YLJC. Forming connections with musicians and peers that share the same passion for the music as I do has been great... I hope to stay involved in the program in the future."
Tiger Diep - Alto Saxophone