About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 18, 2021

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 25, 2020, Los Angeles County suspended all indoor and outdoor restaurant seating, followed by Orange County. 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 performance schedules for the first half 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 1/18 – Cathy Segal-Garcia w/Doug Webb (Livestream Only)

Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noontime Facebook hang features saxophonist Doug Webb.


Tuesday 1/19 – Sam Hirsh Solo (Livestream Only)

Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noontime Facebook hang features flutist Lori Bell.


Wednesday 1/20 – Cathy Segal-Garcia w/Armando Compean (Livestream Only)

Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noontime Facebook hang features bassist Armando Compean.  Pianist Josh Nelson offers a Post-Inauguration celebration via Facebook live.


Thursday 1/21 – Chris Potter at Sam First (Livestream Only)

Saxophonist Chris Potter plays a livestream show via Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos offers a Facebook livestream tribute to the music of Horace Silver.  Pianist Josh Nelson interviews guitarist Jeff Parker via Facebook live.


Friday 1/22 – Otmaro Ruiz at The World Stage (Livestream Only)

Pianist Otmaro Ruiz plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. with Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu ion bass and Jimmy Branly on drums.


Saturday 1/23 – Shalea at The Wallis (Livestream Only)

Vocalist Shalea offers a livestream tribute to the songs of Marilyn & Alan Bergman from The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Pianist Tamir Hendelman does a livestream solo show featuring music from saxophonist Stan Getz. Keyboardist David Garfield streams a live afternoon show featuring James Harrah on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Steve Ferrone on drums.


Sunday 1/24 – Keith Bishop at St. Michael’s By The Sea (Outdoor)

Saxophonist Keith Bishop plays a late afternoon jazz vespers outdoor show at St. Michael’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad with Leonard Thompson on piano, Joey Caldano on guitar, Dene Davidson on bass and Tom Morey on drums.


Monday 1/25 – Cathy Segal-Garcia w/Matt Gordy (Livestream Only)

Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook livestream hang guest is drummer Matt Gordy.


Tuesday 1/26 – Tamir Hendelman & Alex Frank Play Sinatra (Livestream Only)

Pianist Tamir Hendleman and bassist Alex Frank play a duo livestream show featuring the music of Frank Sinatra. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook livestream hang guest is guitarist Phil DeGruy.


Wednesday 1/27 – The Innocence Project Jazz Vocalists (Livestream Only)

The Innocence Project features a livestream Zoom concert including Natalie Jacob, Aimee Allen, Peggie Perkins, and Jocelyn Medina. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook livestream hang guest is vocalist Elisabeth Kontomanu.

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