April, 2020

Fri24Apr7:30 pm- 10:00 pmTicketedStep It Up

Event Details

Step It Up is all about the groove.
A tight live ensemble with infectious originals, making the melody, harmony & improvisation of jazz accessible to everyone.
Bringing new tunes & grooves to this gig.
Party vibes & new sonic landscapes, a fresh hybrid cocktail of funk, latin, reggae, house, garage, drum’n’bass & more.
Universal. Instantly accessible dancefloor jazz.

Their releases include a recent live album & classic first album plus numerous international compilation tracks on labels including Ubiquity, Creative Vibes and One Movement. They have received much airplay on UK Jazz FM, JJJ and ABC & have shared the stage with DIG (Directions In Groove), the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, and Ronnie Jordan. They have featured at the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, Valley Jazz festival & all Vibes on a Summer Day festivals.

Darren MacPherson – saxes
Peta Leigh Wilson – keys
Steve Francis – drums
Pablo Matus – percussion
Des Reid – bass

Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 7.30pm.

See below to book your tickets today.



Des Reid

Des Reid is a Brisbane bassist, composer, producer & guitarist. He leads the groove-jazz ensemble Step It Up & world... Read More

Steve Francis

Steve is a drummer and percussionist from Brisbane who plays as part of the premier seminal instrumental groove band, Step... Read More

Darren Macpherson

Brisbane born saxophonist, Darren is the front man for Step It Up,  and is a founding member of Brisbane Contemporary... Read More

Pablo Matus

From one of the most fruitful lands of Latin America, Chilean-born, Pablo is a Latin Percussionist. He has performed Afro-Cuban... Read More

Peta Leigh Wilson

A professional performer for over 13 years, Peta Leigh Wilson has performed regularly in bands such as Cuca Shop, MKO... Read More


(Friday) 24 April 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

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