About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 29, 2020

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 at least June 30, 2020, along with nearly all major entertainment venues.

Update:  On July 1, 2020 Governor Newsom closed bars and indoor seating at restaurants in all SoCal counties but San Diego for at least three weeks – a few venues will offer entertainment with outdoor seating.

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, but on June 28, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued a temporary close order for bars and nightspots in Los Angeles County and some other areas in California because of an increase in COVID-19 cases that does not apply to restaurants – this order will likely further delay the opening of some nightclub venues in Los Angeles County.

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 6/29 – Dean Grech at The Drake

Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.


Tuesday 6/30 – Hal Ratliff at The Drake

Pianist Hal Ratliff is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.


Wednesday 7/1 – Jamael Dean at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Jamael Dean is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Percussionist Steven McGill leads the weekly Wednesday night jazz jam at The Mixx in Pasadena. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.


Thursday 7/2 – Tony Guerrero Quintet with Lia Booth at Campus Jax

Trumpeter Tony Guerrero leads a band at Campus Jax in Newport Beach featuring vocalist Lia Booth in an outdoor show.

Friday 7/3 –


Saturday 7/4 – No Live Jazz Events Scheduled


Sunday 7/5 –


Monday 7/6 –


Tuesday 7/7 –


Wednesday 7/8 – Daryl Yokley at Mr Musichead Gallery

Saxophonist Daryl Yokley is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood.

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.

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