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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 Saturday and 5pm on 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

Wednesday 18 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 18 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
WHY NOT WEDNESDAYS?: Luis Basulto + Cleon Barraclough
Jazz Bar
Wed 18 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
QLD Conservatorium Jazz Presents: Gabriella Louise Quartet
Jam
Wed 18 Jul | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 19 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 19 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursdays: DOLL HUNT AND TRIAS SETYABUDHI
Jazz Bar
Thu 19 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Scat
Jam
Thu 19 Jul | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 20 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 20 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Fusion Fridays: Doll Hunt + Stephen Ward
Jazz Bar
Fri 20 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Angela Fabian Band
Jazz Bar
Fri 20 Jul | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: J-Funk + Guest Sessions
Saturday 21 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 21 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Salubrious Saturdays: Jo Doyle + George Alfred
Jazz Bar
Sat 21 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Palimpsest Feat. Tyrone Noonan: One for My Baby – Celebrating Sinatra
Jazz Bar
Sat 21 Jul | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: Breanna Maria Band + Guest Sessions
Sunday 22 Jul 2018
Jazz Bar
Sun 22 Jul | 6:00pm
Ticketed Event
Sunday Special: Nigel Date (Sydney)/Bart Stenhouse Trio
Jam
Sun 22 Jul | 9:00pm
Free Event
Jamie Clark Trio
Tuesday 24 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 24 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Tunes on Tuesday: Brett Orr
Wednesday 25 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 25 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Why Not Wednesdays? Luis Basulto Duo
Jazz Bar
Wed 25 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Tangents Australian CD Tour
Jam
Wed 25 Jul | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 26 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 26 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursday: Wil Sargisson + James Sandon
Jazz Bar
Thu 26 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Jeff Reid Quartet
Jam
Thu 26 Jul | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 27 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 27 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Piano Bar closed for private Function, Re-opening 10pm
Jazz Bar
Fri 27 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Angie Narayan - Soul Engine (Melbourne)
Jazz Bar
Fri 27 Jul | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: J-Funk + Guest Sessions
Saturday 28 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 28 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Salubrious Saturdays: CANDICE DIANNA + DONNA HEKE
Jazz Bar
Sat 28 Jul | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
The Dan Barnett Band feat. Andrew Robertson + Todd Hardy
Jazz Bar
Sat 28 Jul | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: Breanna Maria Band + Guest Sessions
Sunday 29 Jul 2018
Jazz Bar
Sun 29 Jul | 6:00pm
Ticketed Event
A Tribute to Blossom Dearie: Sharny Russell Trio
Jam
Sun 29 Jul | 9:00pm
Free Event
Sophie Min Trio
Tuesday 31 Jul 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 31 Jul | 6:00pm
Free Event
Tunes on Tuesdays: Cleon Baraclough

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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