About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 29, 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 restrictioons 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 3/29 – 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 saxophonist Benn Clatworthy.

 

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.

 

Thursday 4/1 – Paul Cornish at Sam First (Livestream Only)

Pianist Paul Cornish plays a livestream show from Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero leads a quintet at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist Bradley Young is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is featured via the Live At Zero BPM series on Facebook with Larry Steen on bass and David Derge on drums. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features guitarists John Stowell and Jamie Findlay.

 

Friday 4/2 – Georgia Anne Muldrow at The World Stage (Livestream Only)

Vocalist Georgia Anne Muldrow plays a livestream concert from The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Cheryl Barnes & pianist Phil Cabasso.

 

Saturday 4/3 – David Benoit Trio at The Barclay Theatre (Livestream Only)

Pianist David Benoit leads a livestream trio performance from The Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a solo livestream concert of music from saxophonist Cannonball Adderly. Vocalist Luke Carlsen 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 English vocalist Claire Martin.

 

Sunday 4/4 – Meloney Collins at The Drake

Vocalist Meloney Collins plays an afternoon/evening duo show at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo leads an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features guitarist Will Brahm.

 

Monday 4/5 – 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 pianist Mike Palter and vocalist Lynn Palter.

 

Tuesday 4/6 – Charlie Arbelaez at Queen Bee

Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee in San Diego. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Live at Zero BPM hosts a Jazz Roundtable on Facebook live with saxophonist Gary Meek, drummer Sinclair Lott, and organist Carey Frank. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features saxophonist Dave Liebman.

 

Wednesday 4/7 – The Innocence Project Jazz Vocalists (Livestream Only)

Producer Debra Graff’s latest online Zoom concert for The Innocence Project features jazz vocalists including Ana Gazzola and Elaine Amherd. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Marc Copland.

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