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. 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. Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, all leisure travel in Southern California has been prohibited because of rising hospitalization rates related to COVID-19.
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, and most have ended live music indoors or out to comply with the latest order from Governor Newsom. 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 12/21 –
Tuesday 12/22 – Live At Zero BPM 2020 Recap Part Three (Livestream Only)
Host Billy Hulting plays livestream video clips from Brad Rabuchin, Jamie Kime, David Becker and more. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.
Wednesday 12/23 – Lao Tizer Holiday Show at Hub City Jazz Festival (Online Only)
Keyboardist Lao Tizer offers a holiday livestream with vocalist Tita Hutchison, bassist Ric Fierabracci, and drummer Gene Coye.
Thursday 12/24 – Catalina Jazz Club Benefit Concert (Online Only)
Catalina Jazz Club hosts an online benefit concert including Thelma Houston, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Chad Doreck, and numerous other vocalists.
Friday 12/25 –
Saturday 12/26 – Otmaro Ruiz & Ruslan Sirota (Livestream Only)
Pianist Otmaro Ruiz hosts an evening livestream performance and conversation with pianist Ruslan Sirota.
Sunday 12/27 – Kirk Whalum at Spaghettini (Outdoor)
Saxophonist Kirk Whalum is joined by DW3 for a gospel brunch followed by an evening show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.
Monday 12/28 – Eric Marienthal & David Benoit at Spaghettini (Outdoor)
Saxophonist Eric Marienthal and pianist David Benoit play an outdoor patio show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.
Tuesday 12/29 – Tamir Hendelman & Terrell Stafford (Livestream Only)
Pianist Tamir Hendelman and trumpeter Terrell Stafford duet in a home livestream concert. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.
Wednesday 12/30 – Jane Monheit at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s
Vocalist Jane Monheit presents a livestream early evening pre-New Year’s Eve show with Max Haymer on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Rick Montalbano on drums. The Innocence Project presents a livestream jazz event featuring Bill Cunliffe, Tamir Hendelman, Ron King, Josh Nelson, Mara Rosenbloom, Otmaro Ruiz, and Mitchel Forman.