Ella Fitzgerald & All That Jazz

Brisbane’s Emerging jazz vocalist Adelina Martinez leads the Savoy Swingers in a scat-singing and hip-swinging tribute to the First Lady of Song. Book TIckets: 15th Dec 7pm 15th Dec 9.30pm The story behind the ‘First Lady of Song’ The First Lady of Song was the most popular jazz singer in the US for half a century and was arguably the best female jazz vocalist of all time.  Ella Fitzgerald recorded hundreds and hundreds of songs including the famous collection, The Great…

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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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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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