About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 23, 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, but indoor seating was suspended again in Mid-November. On November 22, 2020, Los Angeles County suspended all indoor and outdoor restaurant seating for a minimum of three weeks beginning Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

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 remaining 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 11/23 – LA Jazz Society Tribute To Johnny Mandel (Livestream Only)

The La Jazz Society presents a livestream Zoom tribute to the late Johnny Mandel featuring Diane Reeves, Tierney Sutton, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jane Monheit, Herb Alpert and many more. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Peter White are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach for an outdoor paitio show. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles does a livestream concert from the Cinema Bar in Culvert City.


Tuesday 11/24 – Tamir Hendleman & John Clayton (Livestream Only)

Pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist John Clayton team for a Zoom livestream performance.


Wednesday 11/25 –


Thursday 11/26 – Ron Kobayashi at Play Coffee

Pianist Ron Kobayashi’s trio plays a brunch time outdoor show at Play Coffee in Fullerton with Baba Elefante on bass and Steve Dixon on drums.  The 41st San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza kicks off a four-night run of livestream shows featuring a variety of swing jazz artists.


Friday 11/27 – Barbara Morrison at The World Stage (Livetream Only)

Vocalist Barbara Morrison presents a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A.


Saturday 11/28 – Wayne Linsey & Friends Holiday Show (Livestream Only)

Keyboardist/vocalist Wayne Linsey offers an afternoon holiday livestream performance. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a Thanksgiving solo show from his home in Tarzana.


Sunday 11/29 – Keith Bishop at St. Michael’s By The Sea (Outdoor)

Saxophonist Keith Bishop plays an outdoor jazz vespers at St. Michael’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad.


Monday 11/30 –


Tuesday 12/1 –


Wednesday 12/2 – The Innocence Project Showcase (Livestream Only)

The Innocence Project presents a livestream series of singer/songwriter performances including Jazzmeia Horn, Sumitra with Alex Machacek, and Elena & George Gilliam.

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