The Prince of Jazz: Chet Baker

On September 27th Simon Drew will return to the Doo-Bop basement for a tribute to one of the most iconic musicians of all time,  ‘Prince of Jazz’ Chet Baker. What makes Chet Baker so special? Read on to find out more. “Chet Baker was one of the great musical stylists of the 20th century. His perfect trumpet tone mixed with his rich and limited vocal style came together to create music that was unique and immediately recognisable. He lived a hard…

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Nikki Nouveau goes under the spotlight

Nikki Nouveau is coming back in November after not one but THREE sold out performances last month at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar. Nikki Nouveau goes under the Doo-Bop spotlight. How long have you been a musician and what was your first public performance? I first trained as a classical singer in opera. My first public performance was singing ‘Vilia’ from the operetta ‘The Merry Widow’ in a small church at the age of 17 What is special about jazz for you?…

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