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Coronavirus - COVID-19 Message 20 – January 4, 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.

Due to rising infection rates of COVID-19 across much of California, in July Governor Newsom ordered indoor dining and bars to close in the most affected areas of the state including nearly all of Southern California.  Restaurants in Orange and San Diego Counties were allowed to re-open limited indoor seating in mid-September, but indoor seating was suspended again in Mid-November.  On November 25, 2020, Los Angeles County suspended all indoor and outdoor restaurant seating, followed by Orange County.  Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, all leisure travel in Southern California has been prohibited because of rising hospitalization rates related to COVID-19.  

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, and most have ended live music indoors or out to comply with the latest order from Governor Newsom.  Please check with any venue listed below for exact times and information regarding music and reservations before heading out. Some venues and musicians have begun 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.


Tom Meek, President & Managing Editor                                     


​Vocalist/Teacher/Producer and more Cathy Segal-Garcia hosts a free two-hour YouTube live chat with jazz personalities from around the world three days a week at 12 Noon.  Cathy's guests include musical luminaries such as Diane Reeves, Tierney Sutton, Ralph Humphrey, Sheila Jordan, Roy McCurdy, and many more.  Follow Cathy Segal-Garcia on Facebook for daily details.  ​​

Monday 1/18

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia's Facebook Hang w/Doug Webb (
Livestream Only)




Tuesday 1/19

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia's Facebook Hang w/Lori Bell (
Livestream Only)


5:00PM – Sam Hirsh Solo (Livestream Only)




Wednesday 1/20

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia's Facebook Hang w/Armando Compean (
Livestream Only)


6:00PM – Josh Nelson Post-Inaguration Celebration (Livestream Only



Thursday 1/21


6:00PM - Josh Nelson Encounters Jeff Parker (Livestream Only)


7:00PM – Chris Potter – Sam First – West L.A. (Livestream Only


7:00PM – Gilbert Castellanos Plays Music Of Horace Silver (Livestream Only




Friday 1/22

8:00PM – Otmaro Ruiz – The World Stage – South L.A. (
Livestream Only)   




Saturday 1/23

3:00PM – David Garfield Live From Home (
Livestream Only)


6:00PM – Tamir Hendelman Plays Stan Getz (Livestream Only


8:00PM – Shalea Sings Music Of Marilyn & Alan Bergman – The Wallis (Livestream Only)




Sunday 1/24

4:00PM – Keith Bishop – St. Michael's By The Sea – Carlsbad (Outdoor)




Monday 1/25

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia's Facebook Hang w/Matt Gordy (
Livestream Only)




Tuesday 1/26

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia's Facebook Hang w/Phil DeGruy (
Livestream Only)

5:00PM – Sam Hirsh Solo (
Livestream Only)

6:00PM – Tamir Hendelman & Alex Frank Play Sinatra (
Livestream Only)  




Wednesday 1/27

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia's Facebook Hang w/Elisabeth Kontomanu (
Livestream Only)

8:00PM – The Innocence Project Jazz Vocalists (
Livestream Only



POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICESundays at The W Hotel Living Room, Hollywood - Join vocalist Angie G with a rotating cast of L.A.'s finest supporting musicians every Sunday night in Hollywood for an evening of upscale jazz featuring the best of the Great American Songbook and more!  8PM

It is with sadness LAjazz.com reports that owner Joon Lee announced the closure of the much-loved downtown L.A. jazz club Blue Whale on December 30, 2020 via Facebook. Thank you for your friendship, the memories, and so much more.  Blue Whale has been an invaluable contribution to the SoCal jazz scene and beyond for more than a decade, and will be very, very, missed.  

​​The Baked Potato is offering on demand repeats of recent livestream concerts.  Recent shows feature Kyle Eastwood, Mitchel Forman, Dean Brown, Doug Webb, Luis Conte, Scott Kinsey, Don Randi & Quest, and moreCheck out the shows live from The Baked Potato stage here.  

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