About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 9, 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 2020 performance schedules, and some through June of 2021.

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 11/9 – Dean Grech at The Drake

Guitarist Dean Grech plays a solo evening at The Drake in Laguna Beach.\

 

Tuesday 11/10 – Rebecca Jade at The Drake

Vocalist Rebecca Jade leads a duo at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

 

Wednesday 11/11 – Doug MacDonald at Edwin Mills

Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a trio for an outdoor patio show at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Lia Booth fronts a duo is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

 

Thursday 11/12 – Elena & George Gilliam at Campus Jax

Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach for an outdoor show with George Gilliam on guitar, Michael Le Van on piano, Michael Saucer on bass, Edmund Velasco on sax, and John Ferraro on drums. Pianist Paul Cornish leads a trio at Sam First for a livestream featuring Anthony Fung on drums and Max Gerl on bass. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist/vocalist Shelea offers a late afternoon livestream from The Wallis in Beverly Hills of the music of Marilyn and Alan Bergman.  Vocalist Darynn Dean is featured in a livestream performance via the LA Jazz Society.

 

Friday 11/13 – Denise Donatelli at Center Club

Vocalist Denise Donatelli is at Center Club Orange County in Costa Mesa with Josh Nelson on piano and Larry Koonse on guitar for an outdoor patio show. Saxophonist Sal Lozano’s All-In is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with Ray Brinker on drums, Trey Henry on bass, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, David Witham on piano, Michael Stever on trumpet, and Alex Iles on trombone. Katalyst does a livestream performance from The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Richard Shelton presents a morning livestream concert of music from Frank Sinatra from The Wallis in Beverly Hills, followed by a late afternoon performance from vocalist Barbara Morrison.  Vocalist Melissa Morgan does a livestream performance via LACMA.  L.A. based guitarist Jacques Lesure presents a late afternoon livestream via Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.

 

Saturday 11/14 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato (Outdoor Patio & Livestream)

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds offers a tribute to Hank Mobley at the Baked Potato in Studio City with Charles Ruggiero on drums, Karl McComas Richel on bass, and Roy Dunlap on keys. Drummer Mark San Filippo’s trio plays an evening dinner performance outdoors at The Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Liela Avila presents an outdoor show at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

 

Sunday 11/15 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato (Outdoor Patio & Livestream)

Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andy Langham on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, and Bernie Dresel on drums. Guitarist Josh Mellicker plays an outdoor patio show at Strada Eateria & Bar in downtown L.A. Drummer Mark San Filippo’s trio plays an evening dinner performance outdoors at The Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The Maqui Trio is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Keith Bishop plays an outdoor jazz vespers at St. Michael’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad.

 

Monday 11/16 – Marc Lebrun at The Drake

Pianist Marc Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

 

Tuesday 11/17 – Hal Ratliff at The Drake

Pianist Hal Ratliff leads a duo at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

 

Wednesday 11/18 – Bryan Cabrera at The Drake

Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera fronts a duo at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a trio for an outdoor patio show at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Innocence Project offers a livestream vocalist showcase including Kiki Ebsen and Melissa Manchester.

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