Coronavirus - COVID-19 Message 32 – April 3, 2022


Music schedules can change on short notice - please check directly with the venue for any last-minute changes.  Links to nearly every venue are available on the LAjazz.com Neighborhoods pages.  If you're not feeling well, please get tested and stay home.

Please check with any venue you plan on attending for their specific requirements, and be prepared to show proof of vaccination and/or a recent Negative COVID test result at the door.  Some venues may still require masks as well.  


Some venues and musicians are continuing to offer livestream events – please visit your favorite club and artist websites for more information about online shows and concerts – the LAjazz.com Quick Calendar has a limited schedule of livestream events available with showtimes and event weblinks when available.

Please see the
Quick Calendar at LAjazz.com and About & Out online at lajazzpicks.com – 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, followed by four days of archive shows Thursday through Sunday. 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.  ​​

Tuesday 5/17

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia YouTube Hang w/Jan Lundgren (
Livestream Only)

6:00PM – Matt Von Roderick – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:30PM – Slim Man – Vicky's Of Santa Fe – Palm Desert 

6:30PM – Rose Mallett – Purple Room – Palm Springs 

7:00PM – Grape Gratitude Jazz Jam – The Grape – Ventura 

7:00PM – Joe LoPiccolo – La Puglia Restaurant – Santa Monica 

7:00PM – Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra – Vibrato – Bel Air 

7:30PM – Jonathan Barber – Sam First – West L.A.

7:30PM – Marlonious Jazz Orchestra w/Josie James – Vibrato – Bel Air 

8:00PM – Nora Germain – Bar Lubitsch – Hollywood

8:00PM – Corcovado w/Natalie Jacob – TRiP – Santa Monica  

8:00PM – The Brig Band – The Brig – Venice 

8:00PM – Jazztown Band – Casey's Tavern – Canoga Park 

8:00PM – Josh Smith – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

9:00PM – Mark Leggett Trio – TRiP – Santa Monica 



Wednesday 5/18

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia YouTube Hang w/Antonia Bennett (
Livestream Only)

6:00PM – Jerry Mandel – Bistango – Irvine 

6:00PM – Doug MacDonald – T's On The Green – Cathedral City 

6:00PM – Vanessa Falabella – Il Sogno Italiano – San Diego 

6:00PM – Christopher Linman – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:30PM – Tom Dante – Skyloft – Laguna Beach 

7:00PM – Rachel Eckroth – The Grape – Ventura 

7:00PM – Eternity Jazz Trio – Chess Park Lounge – Glendale 

7:00PM – Avant Garde Trio – Pips On La Brea – West L.A.  

7:00PM – Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions & Jazz Jam – Panama 66 – San Diego 

7:00PM – Wednesday Night Jazz Jam – Industry Cafe – Culver City 

7:00PM – Brenna Whitaker – Vibrato – Bel Air 

7:30PM – George Garzone – Athenaeum Library – La Jolla 

7:30PM – Flight 584 Big Band – Mayflower Club – Hollywood 

7:30PM – Jonathan Barber – Sam First – West L.A. 

7:30PM – Jane Bennett & Maqueque – Mr. Musichead Gallery – West Hollywood 

7:30PM – Shape Shifters – SOhO – Santa Barbara 

7:30PM – Marcus Roberts – Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara 

8:00PM – Alfa Mist – Lodge Room – Highland Park 

8:00PM – Marieann Maringolo – Feinstein's At Vitello's – Studio City 

8:00PM – Justin Chart – The Mixx – Pasadena 

8:00PM – Charles Ruggerio Plays Monk – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

8:30PM – Brad Bietry – Oeno Wine Bar – Atwater Village 

9:30PM – Jake Leckie – Three Clubs – Hollywood 

10:30PM – Rocha Collective – Black Rabbit Rose – Hollywood  



Thursday 5/19

12 Noon – Cathy Segal-Garcia YouTube Hang w/Pat Kelley (
Livestream Only)

6:00PM – Ron Kobayashi – Bayside Restaurant – Newport Beach

6:00PM – Rose Mallett – Il Sogno Italiano – San Diego 

6:00PM – Allen Takatsuka – Harley – Laguna Beach 

6:30PM – Justin Chart – 208 Rodeo – Beverly Hills

6:30PM – Lola Kristine – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

7:00PM – Greg Vail – Casino San Clemente – San Clemente 

7:00PM – Anthony Fung – The Grape – Ventura 

7:00PM – Tony Guerrero – Campus Jax – Newport Beach 

7:00PM – David Becker – Live At Zero BPM (Livestream Only

7:00PM – Sacha Boutros Sings Nancy Wilson – Cascade Lounge – Palm Springs  

7:00PM – The Aristocats – Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar – Canoga Park

7:30PM – Al Williams – The Merc – Temecula 

7:30PM – Cyril Atef w/Scott Kinsey – Second Home - Hollywood  

7:30PM – Jeremy Stein – Sam First – West L.A.  

7:30PM – Bill Cunliffe's Imaginacion' w/Carol Bach-y-Rita – The Muck – Fullerton 

8:00PM – Four And More – Casey's Tavern – Canoga Park 

8:00PM – Billy Higgins Instrumental Jam Session – The World Stage – South L.A. 

8:00PM – Gary Brumbaugh – Feinstein's At Vitello's – Studio City 

8:30PM – Matthew Yeakley – Continental Club – Downtown

11:00PM – Tyler Hammond – Black Rabbit Rose – Hollywood 

​Sunday May 22nd at Urban Press Winery, Burbank - Jazz vocalist Liz Cole is joined by guitarist Larry Koonse, bassist John Leftwich and drummer Aarón Serfaty for an afternoon of joyful swing tunes and thoughtful ballads.   2PM

Sunday May 22nd & Tuesday May 24th - Cuban drummer Jimmy Branly plays dates at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro (Sunday 5/22) and The Baked Potato in Studio City (Tuesday 5/24) in celebration of his new CD featuringWill Brahm on guitar and Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass with special guest Aaron Janik on trumpet.  Check venues for showtimes.   

​​​The Baked Potato is offering on demand repeats of 2020 livestream concerts.  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 hereCheck the club website for details and schedules.

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