About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of May 17, 2021

SoCal jazz highlights this week include Francisco Torres, Chris Wabich, Jerry Vivino, Vinny Golia, Charles McPherson, Nightstone, Dan Rosenboom, Doug Webb, the LA Jazz Quartet, Josh Nelson, and Patrick Bradley.

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 in late January. 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. The LA Phil has announced they will begin offering concerts at the Hollywood Bowl beginning in July 2021. Most larger entertainment and concert venues 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 5/17 – Charles McPherson at the Athenaeum Library

Saxophonist Charles McPherson plays a livestream concert from the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla, joined by pianist Randy Porter. Vocalist/pianist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Barnaby Finch.

 

Tuesday 5/18 – Dan Rosenboom at Second Home Hollywood

Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom’s quartet is outdoors at Second Home in Hollywood, sponsored by Sam First (livestream also). Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee in San Diego. Pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Alex Frank play a livestream show dedicated to the music of Frank Sinatra. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Pianist Mark LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Live at Zero BPM hosts a Jazz Roundtable on Facebook live with original Wrecking Crew member/pianist Dan Randi. Josh Nelson’s late afternoon Facebook Jazz Hour features pianist Bill Cunliffe and LAJazz.com Managing Editor Tom Meek. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features guitarist Dean Parks.

 

Wednesday 5/19 – Doug MacDonald at AJ’s On The Green

Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a trio at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Colorstorm is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Keyboardist Adam Bravo plays a livestream from Laguna Beach. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The latest livestream concert for The Innocence Project features vocalists including Flora Purim, Meredith d’Ambrosio, and Anita Robles. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features Dutch vocalist Fay Claassen.

 

Thursday 5/20 – Francisco Torres at Campus Jax

Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with Andy Langham on keys, Adam Schroeder on sax, Rene Camacho on bass, Joey De Leon on percussion, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Former “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at the Baked Potato in Studio City. Nightstone featuring pianist Joshua White is at Sam First in West Los Angeles for a livestream. The LA Jazz Quartet is at The Muck in Fullerton. Drummer David Derge does a livestream for Live At Zero BPM. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features saxophonist Gary Meek.

 

Friday 5/21 – Vinny Golia at The World Stage

Saxophonist Vinny Golia fronts a band for a livestream from The World Stage in South L.A. featuring pianist Joshua White, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Alex Cline. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Trumpeter Michael Bolger plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree offers an outdoor show at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Mike Lang.

 

Saturday 5/22 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist David Garfield does an afternoon livestream Zoom concert with Brandon Fields on sax, John Pena on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Vocalist Jane Monheit does a livestream with pianist Max Haymer. Pianist Patrick Bradley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach (also livestreamed). Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Harpist/vocalist Liza Wallace celebrates a CD release of Brazilian music at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Saxophonist Hugh Von Kleist leads a trio at Pietris Bakery in Long Beach. Trumpeter Michael Bolger plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Kate Reid.

 

Sunday 5/23 – Chris Wabich at The Baked Potato

Drummer/percussionist Chris Wabich celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Mahlis on guitar/oud, Jerry Watts on bass, and Sarah Lessire on vocals. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin leads a quartet in an outdoor patio show at Michael’s On Riverside in Toluca Lake. Guitarist Josh Mellicker leads a group at Strada in downtown Los Angeles. Guitarist Zach Caplinger is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo leads an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist Dene Davidson leads a late afternoon jazz Vespers from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Carlsbad. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Karen Hammack.

 

Monday 5/24 – Bianca Love Jam Session at Sugar Bank

Trumpeter/vocalist Bianca Love hosts a new Monday jam session at Sugar Bank in West L.A. with Mike Gurrola on bass, Adam Hersh on piano, and Gene Coye on drums. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach with trumpeter Rick Braun. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts a Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Mahesh Balasooriya.

 

Tuesday 5/25 – Carol Welsman at Bayside Restaurant

Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Pianist Josh Nelson is at Second Home Hollywood in an outdoor + livestream performance with bassist Karl McComas Reichl and drummer Dan Schnelle. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee in San Diego. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features guitarist Brad Rabuchin.

 

Wednesday 5/26 – Doug MacDonald at AJ’s On The Green

Guitarist Doug MacDonald fronts a trio at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Colorstorm is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Tubist John Noreyko’s TUBOP plays a livestream from Laguna Beach. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Anita Robles.

One thought on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of May 17, 2021”

  1. Love it. thank you Tom Meek.
    On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 8:59 AM About & Out – Tom Meek’s Weekly Best Bets For Live Jazz In Los Angeles And Across Southern California wrote:
    > lajazzeditor posted: “SoCal jazz highlights this week include Francisco > Torres, Chris Wabich, Jerry Vivino, Vinny Golia, Charles McPherson, > Nightstone, Dan Rosenboom, Doug Webb, the LA Jazz Quartet, Josh Nelson, and > Patrick Bradley. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic,” >

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