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Thursday Evening Classes

Dear YLJC Adult Students,


It is with a heavy heart that I share some difficult news. If you have not heard already, we are deeply saddened to inform you that our beloved YLJC instructor, Bob Boss, passed away on February 19, 2024. Bob was not only a tremendous talent and a pillar in the San Diego jazz community but also a cherished member of our YLJC family. His profound impact on the lives of his students and his significant contributions to our community will be sorely missed. During this challenging time, YLJC is doing all it can to support Bob's family and honor his legacy.


In light of this, Instructor Tyler Kreutel has kindly offered to step in and teach this Thursday evening (February 22nd).  Moving forward, instructor Rob Thorsen will be teaching the Thursday evening adult combos. We understand the importance of continuity and excellence in your jazz education, and we are committed to continuing the high standard of teaching that Bob set. 


Your understanding and cooperation during this time is greatly appreciated. We recognize that this news is difficult to process and if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out our operations director, Craig Murray, at or 619-949-1829.


Thank you for being a part of our community and for your patience and support as we navigate this challenging period together.


Warm regards,


Gilbert Castellanos

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

Founder, Artistic Director

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