“Life is a journey, not a destination” Brenda Earle Stokes goes under the spotlight

Jazz pianist and singer Brenda Earle Stokes’ career is a testament to Emerson’s idea that life is a journey, not a destination. Stokes has fused a passion for the piano and a love of singing into a vibrant career that spans genres easily. After a captivation show in early 2018, Brenda returns to the Doo-Bop stage for a night of high energy jazz standards, pop tunes and original music this January 23rd. Brenda shares insight on her artistic journey with…

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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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In The Spotlight: Pat Farrell

“This music is the music that inspired me to be a musician.” Ingrid James interviews PW Farrell (bass player/composer/educator) for his upcoming show Jazz Fusion: The Music of Hancock/Zawinul/Corea + Beyond @ Doo-Bop Jazz Bar on Wednesday 27 June 2018 Pat, can you tell us a little about how you got to this point in your career and who is most responsible for helping you get here? Well, where do I start? When I was 5 years old my parents insisted that…

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Doo-Bop Reviews Laurence Hobgood

“Simply amazing…” Two nights. Two workshops. Two performances. Doo-Bop reviews musical mastermind 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…

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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

What makes a Milton Man Gogh? With the bands upcoming show at Doo-Bop approaching, Milton Man Gogh goes under the Doo-Bop Spotlight. Like what you read?  Lock in your tickets to see this quirky trio in action: Book Now 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. …

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Award-Winning British Saxophonist, Composer and Broadcaster YolanDa Brown has a Message for Brisbane!

YolanDa Brown We’re very excited to be hosting one of the most powerful female saxophonists around, next month in the Doo-Bop Jazz Bar. YolanDa Brown will grace the Doo-Bop stage for not just one, but THREE fantastic shows in March! Her 10-year anniversary tour ‘Love Politics War’ follows the success of her debut album ‘April Showers May Flowers’, which reached No.1 in both the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.  (Source:  http://www.blackgrapelive.com/profiles/blogs/no-1-in-the-charts-yolanda-brown) With just one month to go until Brisbane gets…

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Album Release: Midnight Till Dawn

James Morrison’s Album Release and Album Signing at Doo Bop Jazz Bar If you haven’t heard already, here at Doo-Bop we have been falling over ourselves with excitement this week as we launched our spectacular event, The James Morrison Quartet CD Launch. James’ Quartet will be putting on 2 shows back to back. Each seating will be followed by an exclusive album signing of ‘Midnight Till Dawn’ at Doo-Bop on Friday March 9th. We have had an overwhelming response so far…

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Gig Review: Stylus Reunion Tour

Stylus Reunion Tour @ Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, Dec 2017   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…

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