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. Some venues that have previously offered outdoor dining and music have begun doing so again, and more can be expected to come online shortly. Indoor dining restrictions are also being partially lifted with capacity restrictions in place. Bars in Los Angeles have been given permission to reopen with specific limits on seating capacities and times as of April 5, 2021. Most larger entertainment and 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 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. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Marc Copland.
Thursday 4/8 – Billy Childs at Sam First (Livestream Only)
Pianist Billy Childs leads a livestream trio at Sam First in West L.A. with John Clayton on bass and Christian Euman on drums. Keyboardist David Garfield plays an afternoon livestream from home concert featuring James Harrah on guitar, Kenny Aronoff on drums, Felix Nunez on bass, and special guest Gussie Miller on vocals. Vocalist Adryon De Leon is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Conganas is featured via the Live At Zero BPM series on Facebook with Christian Moraga on drums & percussion, Francisco Torres on trombone, Fermin Sifontes on keys, and René Camacho on bass. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Bevan Manson.
Friday 4/9 – Harold Land, Jr. at The World Stage (Livestream Only)
Pianist Harold Land, Jr. plays 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. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features Chicago vocalist Janice Borla.
Saturday 4/10 – Cathy Segal-Garcia at the Conference Room
Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia leads an outdoor jam session at the Conference Room restaurant in Playa Vista. Drummer Mark San Filippo plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features bassist David Piltch.
Sunday 4/11 – Sacha Boutros at Nick & G’s
Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Nick & G’s in Rancho Santa Fe with a trio including Tommy Gannon on piano, Joe Amato on drums, and Will Lyle on bass. Vocalist Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with Anthony Wilson on guitar, Josh nelson on piano, Alex Frank on bass, Gene Coye on drums, and Mon David on vocals. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Michael’s on Riverside for an outdoor show. Pianist/vocalist Christopher Linman is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo leads an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Bassist Dene Davidson leads a late afternoon jazz Vespers from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Carlsbad. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features Brazilian vocalist Claudia Villela.
Monday 4/12 – Eric Reed & John Clayton at The Athenaeum Library
Pianist Eric Reed and bassist John Clayton play a livestream concert at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Suzanne Pittson.
Tuesday 4/13 – Tom Scott & Benny Benack at Bayside Restaurant
Saxophonist Tom Scott and trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack are at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Pianist Brian Clemens 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 Danny Green.
Wednesday 4/14 – Lia Booth at The Drake
Vocalist Lia Booth leads a duo at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy’s Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features drummer Jimmy Branly.