About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 1, 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 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 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features composer/arranger Cettina Donato.


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.  Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features drummer Michael Stephans.


Wednesday 2/3 – Doug MacDonald at Edwin Mills (Outdoor Patio)

Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a group in an outdoor show at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Josh Nelson does the latest in his online Encounter Series via Facebook. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features pianist Nduduzo Makhathini.


Thursday 2/4 – Henry Solomon at Sam First (Livestream Only)

Saxophonist Henry Solomon plays a livestream show via Sam First in West L.A. with bassist Logan Kane and a rotating cast of guests including Louis Cole, David Binney, Dennis Hamm, Paul Cornish, Dan Rosenboom, Katisse Buckingham, and more.  Pianist Josh Nelson hosts a Facebook Live event with pianist Mike Garson. Billy Hulting’s Live At Zero BPM livestream series features keyboardist Bill Fulton, vibraphonist Nick Mancini, trumpeter/guitarist Anthony Bonsera, and guitarist Jeff Miley.


Friday 2/5 – Derf Reklaw at The World Stage (Livestream Only)

Saxophonist/flutist Derk Reklaw plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. Bassist Christian McBride’s New Jawn Quintet plays a livestream concert via SFJazz.


Saturday 2/6 –  David Garfield & Friends (Livestream Only)

Keyboardist David Garfield plays an afternoon live Zoom concert with Tony Pulizzi on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Steve Ferrone on drums.


Sunday 2/7 – 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.


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Tuesday 2/9 – Sam Hirsh Solo Hang (Livestream Only)

Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.


Wednesday 2/10 – Doug MacDonald at Edwin Mills (Outdoor Patio)

Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a group in an outdoor show at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Producer Debra Graff’s latest online Zoom concert for The Innocence Project features singer/songwriters including Ada Bird Wolfe, Rachel Sorsa, and Tony Jones.

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