Friday nights are hopping at the Villa these days and we’re excited to introduce our newest program. Each month a new Jazz Ensemble from the San Diego area will swing by to play for an hour or so. Afterward there will be a Q&A session with the artists to answer any questions you have about their work, their tunes, and their influences and musical role models. Oh, and if you have any burning questions about Jazz in general, bring those questions too.

Wine and Cheese: 7:30pm

Music Starts: 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 (Villa Musica affiliates $7)

Kids under 12 FREE


Dates for the 2015/16 Academic Year

October 23

Louis Valenzuela Trio
With Mack Leighton on bass, and Isaac Crow (Villa Musica faculty) on Drums.

Louis Valenzuela is a guitarist, composer, and band leader based in San Diego. Louis is a founding member and composer for the critically acclaimed Afro-Latin-Jazz-Punk-Funk band Afrojazziacs.  Louis currently performs with Juice Box, Matthew Smith, Gilbert Castellanos, The B-Side Players, Dan Reagan (Marc Anthony, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra), Adrián Terrazas-González (The Mars Volta, T.R.A.M., JAZZTEC), Artyom Manukyan, and plays oud in the Dornob Persian ensemble.


November 6

Kevin Jones

With Ian Harland on Vibes, Harley Magsino on Bass, and Charlie Weller on Drums

On November 6, composer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Jones premieres his latest quartet compositions for Villa Musica’s new jazz concert series. Kevin will be joined by Ian Harland on vibraphone, Charlie Weller on drums, and Harley Magsino on bass. Audience members are encouraged to stay for a post-concert discussion with the group on their compositional and improvisational processes. Mr. Jones is a guitarist and bassist who draws inspiration from his experience in gospel choirs, funk bands, jazz ensembles, musical theatre, and pivotal moments experiencing Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin as a teenager.


January 8
Dan Reagan Quartet


Febuary 12

Harley Magsino trio: HM3

Jazz at the Villa Presents HM3, led by San Diego bassist/composer Harley Magsino.
Citing influences drawn from 90’s-era hip-hop, R&B, Drum & Bass, techno, and dubstep, HM3 weaves groove-based styles with a free jazz sensibility.

Harley will be joined by Joshua White on piano/keyboard and Charles Weller on drums

March 4

Matt Smith Trio


April 1

 The Mackenzie Leighton Trio with Robert Dove on Sax, Nathan Hubbard on percussion, and Mackenzie Leighton on Bass.