Doo-Bop Reviews Laurence Hobgood

Laurence Hobgood Workshops Reviewed by Ingrid James “A recalibration of our desire to understand – not just an activity” Grammy award-winning piano virtuoso, composer, arranger, producer and educator from the USA, Laurence Hobgood, left a permanent imprint on Brisbane singers and instrumentalists at the two workshops he conducted at Doo-Bop on Saturday 21st April 2018. Each workshop delved deeply into our motivations for learning and for our creative practices, as well as offering practical steps to develop a way of…

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Celebrating International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day brings together communities and jazz enthusiasts all over the world, for the purpose of celebrating and learning about jazz. On the 30th of April each year, the international art form of jazz is recognized for promoting peace, diversity and respect, as well as freedom of expression and equality. So, we hear you ask: what’s Doo-Bop doing by way of celebration, to mark our very first International Jazz Day? Well, Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is proud to announce that…

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In the Spotlight: Milton Man Gogh

How did you guys meet? Andrew Saragossi: We’re all graduates of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, although we went through at slightly different times.  Ben and Zac formed a close bond at university out of their eclectic shared taste in music.  They still play together in many other projects, including the Valtozash Jazz Metal Big Band and the Yitzhak Yedid Trio, among others. I (Andrew), however, was only really introduced to the guys because of our involvement in the Stairwell…

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Album Release: Midnight Till Dawn

Media Release, by ABC Jazz Midnight Till Dawn James Morrison William Morrison | Harry Morrison | Patrick Danao Australian jazz legend James Morrison presents his first album with his own quartet – including his sons William (guitar) and Harry (double bass), alongside Patrick Danao on drums. Following performances at the BBC Proms and throughout the US in 2017, the foursome has already forged a reputation as a hot new property in jazz, combining experiences and vitality to create unforgettable performances.…

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Gig Review: Stylus Reunion Tour

From The Band “Two of the best gigs we’ve ever done, the room was perfect for our more intimate situation, the sound and lighting were fantastic, we look forward to a return visit in the New Year”. Peter Cupples, Stylus Dec 2017 From Doo-Bop Stylus Reunion Tour performed to full houses in December for 2 nights in the Doo-Bop Jazz Bar to a room full of excited and expectant fans.The band sounded as fresh and tight as the day they were signed…

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Happy December! What a month November was!

Wow, what a month it’s been at Doo-Bop! We played host to over 70 Acts in November, and here are some of our highlights of the month. At the start of the month, we had a most welcome surprise. None other than Thirsty Merc turned up to blow off some steam at a late-night jam session at Doo-Bop, following their performance at The Zoo. It just goes to show that anything can happen at Doo-Bop’s Late-Night Jam Sessions, which are on…

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A Race Day to Remember!

Doo-Bop’s very first Melbourne Cup screening was most certainly an event to be celebrated on the Doo-Bop calendar. Almost 15 hours of live music was enjoyed by the Doo-Bop patrons over the course of the race day, both upstairs in the Doo-Bop Piano Bar and downstairs in the Jazz Bar. In addition, the event saw the much-anticipated release of our brand new flat-screen TVs on both levels. These impressively high-quality TVs allowed patrons to eagerly observe both the lead-up to…

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Happy November! Doo-Bop’s Monthly Round-Up

Oktoberfest  at Doo-Bop featured over 75 amazing acts. Starting out in October, we played host to one of the most promising jazz ensembles in Australia. Performing under the moniker “The Mount Gambier Allstars” (paying homage to their hometown), these talented young men form part of the James Morrison Academy Honours Ensemble. Their 4 October show was a hit, with patrons saying it was the “best live music we’ve seen in years”. We can’t wait to hear their debut album, and…

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