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 3/1 – Rose Mallett Facebook Live (Livestream Only)
Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy’s Segal’s Noontime Facebook Hang features vocalist Marion Cowings.
Tuesday 3/2 – Sam Hirsh Solo (Livestream Only)
Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Billy Hulting’s Live At Zero BPM livestream Jazz Roundtable features guitarist Michael O’Neill, keyboardist Gregg Karukas, and saxophonist Michael Paulo. Cathy’s Segal’s Noontime Facebook Hang features trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez.
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. Cathy’s Segal’s Noontime Facebook Hang features drummer Chris Wabich.
Thursday 3/4 – Mike Cottone & Max Haymer at Sam First (Livestream Only)
Trumpeter Mike Cottone does a livestream from Sam First in West L.A. with pianist Max Haymer. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero leads a group in an evening of Dixieland jazz at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.
Friday 3/5 – Georgia Anne Muldrow at The World Stage (Livestream Only)
Vocalist Georgia Anne Muldrow does a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.
Saturday 3/6 – David Garfield & Friends Live From Home (Livestream Only)
Keyboardist David Garfield plays an afternoon livestream show with Gregg Bissonette on drums, James Harrah on guitar and John Peña on bass. Pianist George Kahn’s quartet plays a livestream benefit for Catalina Jazz Club with Pat Kelley on guitar, David Hughes on bass, and Clayton Cameron on drums. Trombonist Francisco Torres plays a late afternoon livestream for the Irvine Barclay Theatre featuring Brian Clancy on sax, John Beasley on piano, Rene Camacho on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Vocalist Crystal Lewis does an outdoor show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.
Sunday 3/7 – Paris Chansons at Campus Jax (Outdoor)
French vocal group Paris Chansons plays an outdoor show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. 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.
Monday 3/8 – Rose Mallett Facebook Live (Livestream Only)
Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs.
Tuesday 3/9 – Sam Hirsh Live Via Instagram (Livestream Only)
Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.
Wednesday 3/10 – 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 jazz vocalists including Cheryl Barnes, Patrick Barnitt with pianist Paul McDonald, and Elizabeth Lohninger.