About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 25, 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.

Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted the ban on outdoor dining throughout the state as of January 25th, 2021. It can be expected that some venues that have previously offered outdoor dining and music will return to doing so again shortly. Indoor dining will remain closed until further notice. 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. Please check with any venue listed below for exact times and information regarding music and reservations before heading out. Some venues and musicians are also 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 1/25 – 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 Hendelman 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. Pianist Josh Nelson and drummer Kevin van den Elzen host a livestream dedicated to the life and music of the late saxophonist Art Pepper. 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.


Thursday 1/28 – Billy Mohler & Chris Speed at Sam First (Livestream Only)

Bassist Billy Mohler and saxophonist Chris Speed play a livestream show via Sam First in West L.A.


Friday 1/29 – Mark de Clive-Lowe at The World Stage (Livestream Only)

Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A.  Katalyst plays a livestream show via the City Of West Hollywood.


Saturday 1/30 – Tamir Hendelman Plays McCoy Tyner (Livestream Only)

Pianist Tamir Hendelman does a livestream solo show featuring the music of the late pianist McCoy Tyner.


Sunday 1/31 – 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 2/1 – Gerald Clayton & Gilbert Castellanos at the Athenaeum Library (Livestream Only)

Pianist Gerald Clayton and trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos offer a livestream duets program via the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla.


Tuesday 2/2 – Tamir Hendelman & Jeff Hamilton Play Oscar Peterson (Livestream Only)

Pianist Tamir Hendelman and drummer Jeff Hamilton play music from Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite and more.  Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.


Wednesday 2/3 – Josh Nelson Encounter 33 (Livestream Only)

Pianist Josh Nelson does the latest in his online Encounter Series via Facebook.



One thought on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 25, 2021”

  1. tom thanks! btw 2/1 Arranger Cettina Donato 2/2 the one and only Flora Purim 2/3 pianist Nduduzo Makhathini 🙂 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cathy Segal Garcia 1(818)599-3292 cathy@cathysegalgarcia.com http://www.cathysegalgarcia.com ***For ALL Cathy’s LINKS: https://linktr.ee/cathysegalgarcia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please join me, Monday through Wednesday, 12-2 PST, on my Noontime Facebook Live Hang, featuring great conversations with music professionals! (there are archives available!) https://www.facebook.com/cathysegalgarcia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfVrE8ZRF_0zuflFlfMBrQ4C7J0acFzft ARCHIVES https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3nk199h22c703zb/AACJeeYE7aFK0fPGzlueC273a?dl=0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My newest Single & Video Release, as of 12/23/20, is “Get Together/Can’t Find My Way Home” I hope you enjoy it! https://youtu.be/_l_eNmLFudQ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” “In three words, I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.” Robert Frost



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