Upcoming @ Doo-Bop

22Sep5:00 pm- 9:00 pmFree EventFeaturedGroove Fridays: Peter Cupples

22Sep7:30 pmTicketedEddie Gazani Band

22Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionSACHA K TRIO

23Sep5:00 pm- 9:00 pmFree EventSalubrious Saturdays: SHARNY RUSSELL + THIERRY FOSSEMALLE

23Sep7:30 pmTicketedGalapagos Duck

23Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionZak Scerri Trio

24Sep2:00 pm- 4:30 pmTicketedSwinging Sundays: Russell Bayne & Peter Uppman Allstars

24Sep7:30 pmTicketedTHE JATZ (SYDNEY) + BERARDI

24Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionSophie Min Trio

25Sep7:30 pmTicketedFeaturedMonday Sessions with the Toby Wren Trio

25Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionWil Sargisson Trio

26Sep7:30 pmTicketedJMI Presents Kent St Cookers

26Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionJake Bristow Trio

27Sep5:30 pm- 8:30 pmFree EventCOPACABANA WEDNESDAYS: Jaider de Oliveira + Brendan Hook

27Sep7:30 pmTicketedDave Spicer Band

27Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionCleon Barraclough Trio

28Sep5:30 pm- 8:30 pmFree EventSwing & Blues Dance Thursdays: Leo Altarelli Duo

28Sep7:30 pmTicketedGypsy Cats Trio feat. Special Guest

28Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionNathan Seiler Trio

29Sep5:00 pm- 9:00 pmFree EventGROOVE FRIDAYS: Nathaniel Andrew Duo w/Angie Naryan

29Sep7:30 pmTicketedFrazer Goodman Quartet

29Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionSACHA K TRIO

30Sep5:00 pm- 9:00 pmFree EventSalubrious Saturdays: JO DOYLE + Russ Walker

30Sep7:30 pmTicketedAndrew Butt Quintet

30Sep10:30 pmFree EventJam SessionZak Scerri Trio

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...