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 remains 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 2/8 – Cathy Segal-Garcia w/Roberta Gambarini (Livestream Only)
Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features vocalist Roberta Gambarini.
Tuesday 2/9 – Sam Hirsh Solo Hang (Livestream Only)
Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Pianist Josh Nelson and drummer Kevin van den Elzen host a Facebook live event with saxophonist Ernie Watts. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays music of Chet Baker in a solo livestream show. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features vocalist Maria Mendes.
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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features pianist Ron Newman.
Thursday 2/11 – Jonathan Pinson at Sam First (Livestream Only)
Drummer Jonathan Pinson plays a livestream show via Sam First in West L.A. with bassist Dave Robaire, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, and pianist Paul Cornish. Billy Hulting’s Live At Zero BPM livestream series features four jazz couples including oboeist Myka Miller with percussionist Joey De Leon and guitarist Will Brahm with violinist Megan Shung. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero hosts an outdoor show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach featuring saxophonist Doug Webb and vocalists Lia Booth and Leslie Page. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is featured in a livestream concert benefit for the California Jazz & Blues Museum sponsored by the LA Jazz Society. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features vocalist Mark Winkler.
Friday 2/12 – Conjunction 5 at The World Stage (Livestream Only)
Conjunction 5 plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Chris Norton hosts a livestream benefit for Catalina Jazz Club. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Vocalist Jane Monheit performs a Valentine’s show livestream with pianist Max Haymer. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features vocalist Michelle Weir.
Saturday 2/13 – Anita Robles at the Garden Cafe (Outdoor)
Vocalist Anita Robles plays an early evening outdoor patio show at the Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks with keyboardist Rico Belled and percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia. Drummer Mark San Fillippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features vocalist Cheryl Bentyne.
Sunday 2/14 – Mark San Filippo at the Barkley Restuarant (Outdoor)
Drummer Mark San Fillippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s noon Facebook hang features vocalist Tierney Sutton. Trumpeter Matt Von Roderick plays a late afternoon livestrean concert and benefit for KKJZ-FM.
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Tuesday 2/16 – Sam Hirsh Solo Hang (Livestream Only)
Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.
Wednesday 2/17 – 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.