The Song of Lady Day

Brisbane based contemporary singer Kelsey Giarola is one of Australia’s up and coming vocalists. Specialising in jazz, soul, funk, pop and self-original stylings, Kelsey will be paying tribute to one of the most iconic Jazz names of all time, Billie Holiday. Book Tribute Show Tickets November 14th @7pm November 14th @9.30pm  Behind the Iconic Voice of Billie Holiday Billie Holiday has one of those voices that make you lean a little closer to the radio, instantly recognisable, her voice waivers…

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A Voice that makes your Soul Smile

This month Australian multi-instrumentalist and talented composer Tyrone Noonan returns to Doo Bop to focus on American singer/songwriter Marvin Gaye. “Marvin Gaye is one of my single biggest influences, both as a songwriter and a singer. His concept album What’s Going On continues to top the lists of the greatest Motown albums of all time (and many best albums ever lists too), and his statements about spirituality, society and the environment continue to resonate through successive generations. My favourite Marvin…

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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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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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“It’s all about collaboration” Interstaters come to Doo-Bop in July

A bevy of local, interstate and international artists will be in the house at Doo-Bop in the month of July. Kicking off on Sunday 1st July is an Australian/German collaboration  MFG – Gemma Farrell (tenor sax, Melbourne), Nico Maas (guitar, Germany, Thomas Goralski (paino, Germany/Switzerland), Kane Shaw (bass, Perth) and Ryan Daunt (drums, Perth). Other interstaters brushing through Doo-Bop are Sydney’s David Theak with his 8 piece group called THOOPER THAX v2 who will pay “homage to the saxophone” on…

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Thanks for Celebrating with us!

Spirits are high at 101 Edward St as we recover from our weekend of  celebrations. Last week Doo-Bop hit its 12-month milestone, so we partied like cool cats all weekend to some of the hottest jazz in town. In case you were Stevie Wondering Our anniversary celebrations kicked off early with Peter Cupples on Thursday 21st June. Peter brought in the crowds with his sell-out Stevie Wonder performance. Ingrid James says, “There was a touch of serendipity at Doo-Bop last Thursday night for the celebration…

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