Andy Sugg goes under the spotlight

Leading Australian Saxophonist Andy Sugg goes under the Doo-Bop Spotlight. Andy Sugg, saxophonist and band leader based in Melbourne will be travelling to Brisbane on September 12th to perform his latest album ‘Tenorness’ at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar. Click Here to Book Tickets Describe yourself in 10 words A musician who loves the way music creates fun, happiness, celebration. How long have you been a musician and what was your first public performance? I started playing when I was 14 (kinda…

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Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, was undoubtedly one of the defining voices of the 20th Century.  She moved gospel from the church into the secular world of pop and brought with it the struggles of the civil rights movement, and those sounds have spanned generations.  Rolling Stone magazine listed Aretha as the greatest voice of all time and her peers and audience stood in standing ovation. At the young age of six, Aretha was playing complex gospel piano chords…

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How Big is Big?

September is the month for Big Bands at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar as we announce the launch of Big Band Tuesday’s as well as a number of other ‘Big Bands’ set to take the Doo-Bop stage. Ever wondered what exactly it is that  makes a big band BIG? read on to find out… A quick history of the era of swing aka big band jazz! Written by Emma Ives Whilst big band refers to a jazz band with more than ten…

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