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 3/8 – Rose Mallett Facebook Live (Livestream Only)
Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noontime Facebook Hang features percussionist Billy Hulting.
Tuesday 3/9 – Tamir Hendelman & John Clayton (Livestream Only)
Pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist John Clayton play a livestream duo home concert. Pianist Josh Nelson and drummer Kevin van den Elzen host a Facebook live late afternoon chat with flutist Holly Hofmann. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noontime Facebook Hang features vocalist Marianne Solivan. Billy Hulting’s Live At Zero BPM livestream Jazz Roundtable features guitarist Michael O’Neill, keyboardist Gregg Karukas, and saxophonist Michael Paulo.
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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noontime Facebook Hang features bassist Armando Compean.
Thursday 3/11 – Camila Meza at Sam First (Livestream Only)
Chilean guitarist/vocalist Camila Meza does a livestream via Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos offers a livestream tribute to the music of Cannonball Adderly. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.
Friday 3/12 – Dawn Norfleet at The World Stage (Livestream Only)
Vocalist/flutist Dawn Norfleet does a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. with Nick Smith on piano, Ernest Tibbs on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Vocalist Jane Monheit celebrates a CD release with a livestream concert from Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.
Saturday 3/13 – Black Nile at The World Stage (Livestream Only)
Black Nile plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. Drummer Mark San Filippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.
Sunday 3/14 – Bryan Cabrera at The Barclay
Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera’s trio plays a late afternoon livestream event from the Barclay Theatre in Irvine with special guest Edmund Velasco on sax. 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 3/15 – Rose Mallett Facebook Live (Livestream Only)
Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs.
Tuesday 3/16 – Sam Hirsh Solo (Livestream Only)
Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.
Wednesday 3/17 – 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. Vocalist Dante Chambers offers a tribute to Nat “King” Cole from BMPAC in south L.A. with Bradley Young on piano, Will Lyle on bass, and Jon Stuart on drums, with Barbara Morrison on additional vocals.