About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 22, 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 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 2/22 – Eric Marienthal & David Benoit at Spaghettini (Outdoor)

Saxophonist Eric Marienthal and pianist David Benoit play an outdoor patio show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features bassist Luther Hughes.

 

Tuesday 2/23 – Tamir Hendelman & Artyom Manukyan (Livestream Only)

Pianist Tamir Hendelman and cellist Artyom Manukyan play a livestream show featuring selections from jazz and classical composers.  Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.  Vocalist Barbara Morrison plays a livestream show from BMPAC in South L.A.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features drummer Michael Barsimanto.

 

Wednesday 2/24 – 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 jazz instrumentalists including Sam Hirsh, Quinn Johnson, Serge Kasimoff, Steve Rawlins, Walter Fishbacher, Brad Rabuchin, Dori Amarilio, and Gary Meek. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features composer Vince Mendoza.

 

Thursday 2/25 – Francisco Torres at Campus Jax (Outdoor)

Trombonist Francisco Torres leads an outdoor show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with Andy Langham on piano, Rene Camacho on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, Joey De Leon on percussion, and Adam Schroeder on saxophone.  Pianist Miro Sprague plays a livestream show via Sam First in West L.A.  Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

 

Friday 2/26 – Clayton Cameron at The World Stage (Livestream Only)

Drummer Clayton Cameron plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. with Will Artope on trumpet, Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass, and Johnnie Valentino on guitar.  The Artifacts Trio plays an early evening livestream from REDCAT Walt Disney Hall with Nicole Mitchell on flute, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Mike Reed on drums.  Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features Polish pianist Kuba Stankiewicz.

 

Saturday 2/27 – Mark Winkler & David Benoit at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s (Livestream Only)

Vocalist Mark Winkler and pianist David Benoit host a livestream album release show from Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a livestream show of solo piano featuring compositions from Johnny Green, Victor Young and Vince Youmans. Drummer Mark San Filippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features pianist/vocalist John Proulx.  Pianist Danny Green’s trio plays a livestream via YouTube.

 

Sunday 2/28 – 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. Drummer Mark San Filippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook hang features vocalist Greta Matassa,

 

Monday 3/1 – Rose Mallett Facebook Live (Livestream Only)

Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs.

 

Tuesday 3/2 – Sam Hirsh Solo (Livestream Only)

Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.

 

Wednesday 3/3 – 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.

 

 

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