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 restrictions are also being partially lifted with capacity restrictions in place. 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 3/22 – Mark Lebrun at The Drake
Pianist Mark Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features guitarist/vocalist Ron Satterfield.
Tuesday 3/23 – Tamir Hendelman & Lori Bell (Livestream Only)
Pianist Tamir Hendelman and flutist Lori Bell play a livestream duo home concert honoring the late pianist Dave Mackay, along with music from Bill Evans and Chick Corea. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Josh Nelson and Kevin van den Elzen host a later afternoon Facebook chat with guitarist Anthony Wilson, son of the late composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee in San Diego. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Larry Dunlap.
Wednesday 3/24 – The Innocence Project Jazz Vocalists (Livestream Only)
Producer Debra Graff’s latest online Zoom concert for The Innocence Project features jazz vocalists including Mary Bogue, Andrea Wolper, Sandra Booker and Jay Clayton. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Bili Redd.
Thursday 3/25 – Anthony Fung at Sam First (Livestream Only)
Drummer Anthony Fung leads a livestream trio from Sam First in West L.A. with Paul Cornish on piano and Luca Alemanno on bass. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with vocalist Andrea Miller. The Maqui Trio is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a group in an outdoor show at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Pat Kelley is featured via the Live At Zero BPM series on Facebook with John Leftwich on bass and Steve Hass on drums. Trombonist/vocalist Aubrey Logan hosts a livestream event celebrating the release of a new album. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features saxophonist Joe Lovano and vocalist Judi Silvano.
Friday 3/26 – Marquis Hill Made In L.A. (Livestream Only)
JustJazz.TV hosts a livestream performance by trumpeter Marquis Hill, joined by Mark Turner on saxophone, Joshua Crumbly on bass, Paul Cornish on piano, Jonathan Pinson on drums, and Nia Andrews on vocals. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Cindy Scott and guitarist Brian Seeger.
Saturday 3/27 – David Garfield Live from Home (Livestream Only)
Keyboardist David Garfield hosts a livestream show featuring Brandon Fields on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Lenny Castro on drums and percussion. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a solo livestream concert of music from composer Hoagy Carmichael. Vocalist Meloney Collins does a livestream performance from Room 41 in Burbank. Jazz In Pink plays an early evening livestream show, Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Kathleen Grace.
Sunday 3/28 – Mark San Filippo at the Barkley Restaurant
Drummer Mark San Filippo leads an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Pianist Hal Ratliff is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Bassist Dene Davidson plays a late afternoon jazz vespers outdoor show at St. Michael’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Lauren Kinham.
Monday 3/29 – Billy Childs at The Athenaeum Library (Livestream Only)
Pianist Billy Childs plays a livestream concert from The Athenaeum Library in La Jolla with bassist Dave Robaire. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach for an outdoor patio show. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Elisabeth Kontomanou.
Tuesday 3/30 – Sam Hirsh Solo (Livestream Only)
Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Pianist Mark Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee in San Diego. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Ron Levy.
Wednesday 3/31 – John Proulx at the Bayside Restaurant
Orange County jazz promoters John McClure and Joe Rothman kick off a series of spring outdoor jazz shows at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, opening with pianist/vocalist John Proulx with trumpeter Carl Saunders. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Flora Purim.