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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 Tuesday to Saturday. 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-2pm weekdays.

 

Upcoming @ Doo-Bop

Thursday 20 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Thu 20 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
SPEEDBALL: ‘We Have Moved’ album launch (MEL/PER)
Jam
Thu 20 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Friday 21 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Fri 21 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
John Morrison All Stars
Jam
Fri 21 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Saturday 22 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Sat 22 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Mama Funk feat. Sharon Brooks
Jam
Sat 22 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Tuesday 25 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Tue 25 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
The 8-Tracks
Jam
Tue 25 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Wednesday 26 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Wed 26 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
QLD Conservatorium Presents: Dan Ford Quintet – with guest vocalist Jess Spina
Jam
Wed 26 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Thursday 27 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Thu 27 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
A Tribute to Chet Baker: Simon Drew Quartet
Jam
Thu 27 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Friday 28 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Fri 28 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Justin Stephenson Ensemble
Jam
Fri 28 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Saturday 29 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Sat 29 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
A Thrilling Journey: Wild Silk Strings project CD Launch "Colours of your Love"
Jam
Sat 29 Sep | 10:30pm
Free Event
Late Sessions
Tuesday 2 Oct 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 2 Oct | 6:30pm
Free Event
Showtune Tuesday with Trevor Jones (Sing-a-long/Open Mic)
Jazz Bar
Tue 2 Oct | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Big Band Tuesday's: Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra
Wednesday 3 Oct 2018
Jazz Bar
Wed 3 Oct | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
JMI Presents Its Best Students

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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