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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

Sunday 27 May 2018
Jazz Bar
Sun 27 May | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Swinging Sundays: Out of Abingdon and Friends
Jam
Sun 27 May | 10:30pm
Free Event
Sophie Min Trio
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 29 May | 6:00pm
Free Event
Tuesdays: 'Tnee Dyer
Wednesday 30 May 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 30 May | 6:00pm
Free Event
Why Not Wednesday: Wil Sargisson + Pablo Matus
Jazz Bar
Wed 30 May | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Adam Thomas + The Northern Rivers Jazz Connection
Jam
Wed 30 May | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 31 May 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 31 May | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursdays: Leena Salim + Michael Manikus
Jazz Bar
Thu 31 May | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Tim Sladden Quartet
Jam
Thu 31 May | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 1 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 1 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Fusion Fridays: ANDREW SCHRAVEMADE + AJ HALL
Jazz Bar
Fri 1 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
SWING CENTRAL w/Brad Leaver
Piano Bar
Fri 1 Jun | 10:00pm
Free Event
After Hours with DJ Paprika
Jam
Fri 1 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Sacha K Trio
Saturday 2 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 2 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Salubrious Saturdays: Breanna Fielding Duo
Jazz Bar
Sat 2 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Eddie Gazani's Gypsy Adventures
Piano Bar
Sat 2 Jun | 10:00pm
Free Event
After Hours with DJ Mike Ford
Jam
Sat 2 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Bruce Woodward Trio
Sunday 3 Jun 2018
Jazz Bar
Sun 3 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Kel Timmons / Clint Allen Quintet
Jam
Sun 3 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Jamie Clark Trio
Tuesday 5 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 5 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
SHOWTUNE TUESDAY with Trevor Jones (Sing-a-long/Open Mic)
Wednesday 6 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 6 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Why Not Wednesdays: Cleon Baraclough + Gus Cereijo
Jazz Bar
Wed 6 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Brendan St Ledger Trio
Jam
Wed 6 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 7 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 7 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursday: Wil Sargisson + Gus Cereijo
Jazz Bar
Thu 7 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Phil Stack (Thirsty Merc) Winter Solo Tour supported by Jo Davie
Jam
Thu 7 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 8 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 8 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Fusion Fridays: Doll Hunt + Stephen Ward
Jazz Bar
Fri 8 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Justin Stephenson Sextet
Piano Bar
Fri 8 Jun | 10:00pm
Free Event
After Hours with DJ Paprika
Jam
Fri 8 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Sacha K Trio
Saturday 9 Jun 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 9 Jun | 6:00pm
Free Event
Salubrious Saturdays: Chris Poulsen + Craig Burnett
Jazz Bar
Sat 9 Jun | 7:30pm
Ticketed Event
Chris McNulty Band
Piano Bar
Sat 9 Jun | 10:00pm
Free Event
After Hours with DJ Paprika
Jam
Sat 9 Jun | 10:30pm
Free Event
Aaron Jansz 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…

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