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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is Brisbane CBD’s best live music venue, with over 50 Jazz, Funk, Soul and Blues events every month.

Our basement level Jazz Bar opens at 6.30pm Wednesday to Sunday. Come for dinner and a show, and stay on for great late acts and hosted jam sessions.

The Piano Bar opens at 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Check out our great local pianists and singers, as well as the delicious cocktail list and tapas-style menu.

Doo Bop Cafe is on ground level, and open from 7am weekdays for breakfast and lunch.

 

Upcoming @ Doo-Bop

Tuesday 19 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 19 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Tunes on Tuesdays: Cleon Barraclough
Wednesday 20 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 20 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
WHY NOT WEDNESDAY?: CLEON BARRACLOUGH + GUSTAVO CEREIJO
Jazz Bar
Wed 20 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
QLD Conservatorium Presents: iii Trio
Jam
Wed 20 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 21 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 21 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
THERAPY THURSDAY: BRETT ORR + Shelly Davies
Jazz Bar
Thu 21 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER (Peter Cupples Band)
Jam
Thu 21 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 22 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 22 Jun | 12:30pm
Free Event
1st Anniversary Lunch: Cleon Barraclough
Piano Bar
Fri 22 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
FUSION FRIDAYS: JEREMY O'CONNOR DUO
Jazz Bar
Fri 22 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Doo-Bop's 1st Anniversary feature: George Washingmachine Quartet + Ingrid James
Jazz Bar
Fri 22 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Night Groove Sessions: J-Funk + Guest Sessions
Saturday 23 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 23 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
SALUBRIOUS SATURDAYS: ANDY SCHRAVEMADE + REBECCA KNEEN
Jazz Bar
Sat 23 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
David Bentley Quartet feat. Ric Halstead
Jazz Bar
Sat 23 Jun | 9:30pm
Free Event
Late Night Groove Sessions: Breanna Maria Band + Guest Sessions
Sunday 24 Jun 2018
Jazz Bar
Sun 24 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
BOB SEDERGREEN + FRIENDS (MELB)
Jam
Sun 24 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Sophie Min Trio
Tuesday 26 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 26 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Tunes on Tuesdays: Cleon Barraclough
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 27 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Why Not Wednesdays: 'Tnee Dyer & Jeremy O'Connor
Jazz Bar
Wed 27 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
JAZZ FUSION: THE MUSIC OF HANCOCK/ZAWINUL/COREA + BEYOND
Jam
Wed 27 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 28 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 28 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursdays: Nathaniel Andrews and Justin Stephenson
Jazz Bar
Thu 28 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
SUROJATO ROY (INDIA) + BART STENHOUSE TRIO
Jam
Thu 28 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 29 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 29 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
FUSION FRIDAYS: JEREMY O'CONNOR DUO
Jazz Bar
Fri 29 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Jake Mason Organ Trio CD launch (Melbourne)
Jazz Bar
Fri 29 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Night Groove Sessions: J-Funk + Guest Sessions
Saturday 30 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 30 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
6-10pm - Closed for private Function, Re-opening 10pm
Jazz Bar
Sat 30 Jun | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Dan Quigley Quartet
Jazz Bar
Sat 30 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Night Groove Sessions: Breanna Maria Band + Guest Sessions
Sunday 1 Jul 2018
Jazz Bar
Sun 1 Jul | 6:00pm
Ticketed Event
SUNDAY SPECIAL: MFG (GERMANY/AUS): MASS/GORALSKI/FARRELL

What Makes Jazz So Cool?

In a word – improvisation.

Setting up the theme of a jazz performance is like setting up a musical base camp. Once this is established at the beginning of the piece, each musician is free to wander off to explore – but always, eventually, returning to base. Variations on the theme. The heart of jazz.

It’s the goal of each musician in a jazz band to take you with them on their improvised journey; to show you how they do it. And then, of course, to bring you back from the wilds of their imagination to the others at base camp; back to the theme – a little wiser and a little more fulfilled each time.

To experience jazz live is to experience the music being created before your very eyes and ears. Miles Davis called it “the birth of the cool”. And he was right…

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