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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 weekdays for breakfast and lunch.

 

Upcoming @ Doo-Bop

Tuesday 21 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Tue 21 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Tunes on Tuesdays: Cleon Baraclough
Wednesday 22 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 22 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Why Not Wednesdays? Luis Basulto Duo
Jazz Bar
Wed 22 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
JMI Presents: A Night of Natalie Cole w/Belinda Munro + Vincent Gardner Quartet (NYC)
Jam
Wed 22 Aug | 10:30pm
Free Event
Cleon Barraclough Trio
Thursday 23 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 23 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursday: Wil Sargisson Duo
Jazz Bar
Thu 23 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Get Ready: A Night of Soul Classics w/Shelley Davies
Jam
Thu 23 Aug | 10:30pm
Free Event
Aaron Jansz Trio
Friday 24 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 24 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Fusion Fridays: Doll Hunt + Stephen Ward
Jazz Bar
Fri 24 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Thump
Jazz Bar
Fri 24 Aug | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: J-Funk + Guest Sessions
Saturday 25 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Sat 25 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Salubrious Saturdays: Justin Stephenson Duo
Jazz Bar
Sat 25 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
A Celebration of Mose Allison & The Power of the Blues
Jazz Bar
Sat 25 Aug | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: Breanna Maria Band + Guest Sessions
Tuesday 28 Aug 2018
Jazz Bar
Tue 28 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
No Regrets: The Edith Piaf Story
Wednesday 29 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Wed 29 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Why Not Wednesdays: Frazer Goodman Duo
Jazz Bar
Wed 29 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
No Regrets: The Edith Piaf Story [SOLD OUT]
Jam
Wed 29 Aug | 10:30pm
Free Event
Jamie Clark Trio
Thursday 30 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Thu 30 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Therapy Thursdays: Leo Altarelli and Dan Khoury
Jazz Bar
Thu 30 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
No Regrets: The Edith Piaf Story [SOLD OUT]
Jam
Thu 30 Aug | 10:30pm
Free Event
Pat Farrell Trio
Friday 31 Aug 2018
Piano Bar
Fri 31 Aug | 6:00pm
Free Event
Kirsten Swann
Jazz Bar
Fri 31 Aug | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
The John Delord Band
Jazz Bar
Fri 31 Aug | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: J-Funk + Guest Sessions
Saturday 1 Sep 2018
Jazz Bar
Sat 1 Sep | 8:00pm
Ticketed Event
Devils Kiosk
Jazz Bar
Sat 1 Sep | 10:30pm
Tickets on the door
Late Night Groove Sessions: Breanna Maria Band + Guest Sessions

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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