During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, LAjazz.com will continue to do its best to update you as to the status of live jazz events across Southern California. As of June 15, 2020 a few mostly restaurant venues have begun to reopen which also present live music across Southern California. Bars in Los Angeles generally remain closed through June 30, 2020, along with nearly all major entertainment venues. Most larger concert venues including the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theatre have canceled their Summer 2020 performance schedules. Most regular jazz club venues in Greater Los Angeles currently expect to reopen sometime in July 2020.
Most of the restaurant venues that are reopening have implemented new rules designed to comply with the need for social distancing and are operating at 50% (or less) capacity. Some are offering music in an outdoor-only or option seating arrangement. Most have also implemented an advance reservations policy to help comply with seating and social distancing needs. Please check with any venue listed below for exact times and information regarding music and reservations before heading out. Some venues and musicians have begun offering livestream events – please visit your favorite club and artist websites for more information about livestream events.
LAJazz.com highly recommends wearing a mask whenever possible in music venues (and generally in public) out of respect for musicians, staff, and your fellow patrons. If you’re not feeling well, please stay home.
Be smart and help your local musicians, venues, and neighbors during this period – LAjazz.com will do its part to keep you up to date and informed throughout the week. Stay safe out there, and remember what a gift live music is to all of us.
Monday 6/15 – Dean Grech at The Drake
Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Tuesday 6/16 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato
Keyboardist Scott Kinsey plays the first live public show since March at The Baked Potato in Studio City, joined by Alex Machacek on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Guitarist Zach Caplinger is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.
Wednesday 6/17 – Bradley Young at The Drake
Pianist Bradley Young is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Thursday 6/18 – Josh Nelson at Campus Jax
Pianist Josh Nelson is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Layla & The Jazz Hours are at The Mixx in Pasadena. Bassist Will Lyle is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Friday 6/19 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato
Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jame Kime on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Danny Carey on drums. Special EFX is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.
Saturday 6/20 – Don Randi & Quest at The Baked Potato
Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bernie Dresel on drums, John DePatie on guitar, and Jerry Watts, Jr. on bass. Catatonic is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Sunday 6/21 – Greg Vail at Campus Jax
Saxophonist Greg Vail is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Monday 6/22 – Marc Lebrun at The Drake
Pianist/vocalist Marc Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Tuesday 6/23 – Eric Dries at The Drake
Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.
Wednesday 6/24 – DKV Trio at Mr. Musichead Gallery
The DKV Trio is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Hamid Drake on drums, Kent Kessler on bass, and Ken Vandermark on reeds. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
NOTE: For a list of jazz shows by Date, Time, Artist, Venue and City – please visit the Quick Calendar updated daily on the Home page at LAjazz.com.