About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 28, 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.

Due to rising infection rates of COVID-19 across much of California, in July Governor Newsom ordered indoor dining and bars to close in the most affected areas of the state including nearly all of Southern California. Outdoor seating at restaurants is so far unaffected by this latest order, and a few venues are presenting entertainment with outdoor/special seating. Restaurants in Orange and San Diego Counties were allowed to re-open limited indoor seating in mid-September.

Bars in Los Angeles generally remain closed 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 restaurants 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 has a limited schedule of livestream events available with showtimes and event weblinks when available.

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.

Please see the Quick Calendar at LAjazz.com and the online version of About & Out for the latest updates – both are updated on a regular basis throughout the week.

NOTE: The LAjazz.com Quick Calendar contains showtimes and links (whenever possible) to livestream events.

Monday 9/28 – Eric Marienthal & Mindi Abair at Spaghettini

Saxophonists Eric Marienthal and Mindi Abair team for an outdoor patio show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.


Tuesday 9/29


Wednesday 9/30 – Kiki Ebsen Facebook Live (Livestream Only)

Singer/songwriter Kiki Ebsen does an evening livestream concert via Facebook.


Thursday 10/1 – Christian Euman at Sam First (Livestream Only)

Drummer Christian Euman plays a livestream set from Sam First in West L.A. with Josh Nelson on piano and Aidan Caroll on bass. The Muchenthakler Center (The Muck) in Fullerton begins an October series of drive-in concert events beginning with pianist Joshua White’s trio with Rob Thorsen on bass and Tyler Kreutel on drums. Live at Zero BPM continues its Thursday night livestream series with a performance from guitarist Brad Rabuchin with Adam Cohen on bass and Chris Blondal on drums. Trumpeter Herb Alpert if featured in a new documentary film premiering online via Facebook, YouTube and other online outlets, followed by an interview with Alpert following the premiere. SunSpace in Sunland continues its Thursday night livestream jazz series produced by percussionist Brad Dutz.


Friday 10/2 – Robert Rodriguez Ropside at LACMA (Livestream Only)

Pianist Robert Rodriguez Ropside does a Zoom livestream chat and performance via the LACMA Friday jazz series. Vocalist Jeff Robinson does a Zoom livestream from The World Stage in South L.A.


Saturday 10/3 – Darren Rahn at Spaghettini

Saxophonist Darren Rahn is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Vocalist Natalie Jacob plays a live early evening show outdoors at Bogart’s Coffee House in Seal Beach with David Robinson on keys and Teddy Bang on bass.


Sunday 10/4 – The Sway Collective at Spaghettini

The Sway Collective featuring vocalist Damon Reel is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo’s trio plays a morning brunch set followed by an evening dinner performance outdoors at The Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena with Kyle O’Donnell on sax and Carey Frank on organ.


Monday 10/5 – Kenny Washington at Bistango

Vocalist Kenny Washington does an outdoor patio show at Bistango in Irvine with a trio led by pianist Josh Nelson plus saxophonist Rickey Woodard.


Tuesday 10/6


Wednesday 10/7


One thought on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 28, 2020”

  1. Hi Tom! I hope this email finds you well. Thanks so much for including me in your weekly “quick calendar.” I noticed you have me listed as performing in Seal Beach on Friday, October 2, but I’m actually performing there on Saturday, October 3rd. Not sure if you’re getting out these days, but it would be great to see you! Take good care and stay safe,Natalie Natalie JacobVocalist: Jazz, Popular & Sacred Music310-850-5139natalie@nataliejacob.comwww.nataliejacob.com


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