Annual Athenaeum Summer Festival to feature local favorite Gustavo Romero and other live music to check out
by BART MENDOZA
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Gustavo Romero. Courtesy photo.
Gustavo Romero. Courtesy photo.
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The 21st annual Athenaeum Summer Festival will take place on consecutive Sundays, June 30 through July 21. Once again featuring performances from acclaimed pianist and former San Diegan Gustavo Romero, the concerts will be the first part of a two-part series showcasing the initial half of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas.

The reason for Romero’s continued return to the Athenaeum for these festival dates is significant; a “thank you” to the institution where Romero gave his first performance at the age of 10, back in 1976. Now a respected concert pianist and educator based in Texas, Romero’s connection to the Athenaeum remains strong, as evidenced by his continued support and wonderfully curated programs. For anyone who enjoys the classics or virtuoso piano playing, it doesn’t get any better than Romero’s heartfelt performances.

Summer Festival with Gustavo Romero: Sunday, June 30 and July 7 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. 4 p.m. All ages. $40 members and $45 nonmembers. Visit ljathenaeum.org for more information.

Below are some other performances taking place this week:

Friday, June 28

 

  • Ben Benavente, singer-songwriter. 4 p.m. Duke’s
  • Michael Land, blues to soul. 5 p.m. Alexandria
  • TBA, acoustic covers. 5 p.m. La Jolla Cove
  • Rebecca Jade, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Herringbone
  • Joe Cardillo, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. UTC The Pointe
  • TBA, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Joanna Gerolaga, singer-songwriter. 6 p.m. Drift
  • Mark Brazil, singer-songwriter. 6 p.m. The Turquoise
  • AJ DeGrasse Trio, piano jazz, 7 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Lori Bell & Rob Thorsen, jazz. 8 p.m. La Jolla Community Center
  • Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan
  • TBA, Brazilian jazz. 9 p.m. The Turquoise
Saturday, June 29

  • Jeff Brinkman, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • Michael Land, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone
  • David Shyde, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone
  • Mario Marauak, singer-songwriter, 6 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Craig Dawson Trio, piano jazz. 7 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Tad Sisler, piano standards. 8 p.m. In the Lounge, The Manhattan
  • Red Headed Stranger, classic country covers. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s
  • The Now Time Quartet, jazz. 9 p.m. The Turquoise
Sunday, June 30

  • Mike Myrdal, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • Jonny Tarr, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone
  • K. Emeline, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone
  • Tba, flamenco. 4 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Gustavo Romero, classical. 4 p.m. Athenaeum
  • Marcel East Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Fabian Almazan, jazz. 7:30 p.m. Athenaeum
Monday, July 1

  • Shelly Taylor Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • TBA, acoustic guitar. 6 p.m. La Valencia
Tuesday, July 2

  • TBA, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Mikan Zlatkovich Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Ciara Capobia, harp music. 6:30 p.m. The Turquoise
Wednesday, July 3

  • TBA, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • Craig Dawson Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • TBA, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Casey Turner, standards. 6:30 p.m. Indulge
  • Tomcat Courtney, blues. 7 p.m. The Turquoise
Thursday, July 4

  • TBA, acoustic music. Noon. UTC The Pointe
  • Joanna Gerolaga, standards. 5 p.m. Alexandria
  • Christian Taylor, standards. 5 p.m. Herringbone
  • TBA, singer-songwriter. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Chris Cerna Quartet, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Fred Hardy, jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Roman Palacios with Tommy Gannon, standards. 8 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan
Friday, July 5

  • TBA, singer-songwriter duo. Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • Kevin Ryan, acoustic standards. 4 p.m. Duke’s
  • Cedrice, standards. 5 p.m. Alexandria
  • Johnny Martin. 5 p.m. Herringbone
  • TBA, covers. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Carissa Schroeder, covers. 6 p.m. Drift
  • AJ DeGrasse Trio, piano jazz. 7 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Mario Marauak, Brazilian jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan
  • Born Fighters, classic covers. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s
  • Grupo Globo, Brazilian jazz. 9 p.m. The Turquoise
Saturday, July 6

  • Gold Standard, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone
  • TBA, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • TBA, Latin standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Mark Brazil, acoustic world music. 6 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Craig Dawson Trio, piano jazz. 7 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Castaway, indie rock. 7 p.m. Che Café, UCSD
  • Tad Sisler, piano standards. 8 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan
  • Rolling Heartbreakers, classic covers. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s
  • Jeff Dalrymple, jazz. 9 p.m. The Turquoise
Sunday, July 7

  • Mike Myrdal, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone
  • TBA, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • Jarred Matthew, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone
  • Gustavo Romero, classical. 4 p.m. Athenaeum
  • Ray Briz Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Adam Wolffe Perspective, jazz. 6 p.m. The Turquoise
Monday, July 8

  • Shelly Taylor Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • TBA, acoustic guitar. 6 p.m. La Valencia
Tuesday, July 9

  • Rob Huff Duo, covers. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Mikan Zlatkovich Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Ciara Capobia, harp music. 6:30 p.m. The Turquoise
Wednesday, July 10

  • TBA, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC Palm Plaza
  • TBA, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Marcel East Trio, jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Glitterer, indie rock. 7 p.m. Che Cafe
  • Tomcat Courtney, blues legend. 7 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Roman Palacios with Tommy Gannon, standards. 8 p.m. The Manhattan
Thursday, July 11

  • TBA, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC The Pointe
  • Rebecca Jade, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Herringbone
  • Durrell Anthony, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Alexandria
  • Fred Hardy, jazz. 6 p.m. La Valencia
  • Chris Cerna Quartet, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s
  • Fred Hardy, jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise
  • Amina Figarova Sextet, jazz. 7:30 p.m. Athenaeum
  • Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards. 8 p.m. The Manhattan
  • Dude Cervantes, acoustic covers. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s

 

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