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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Opening in Brisbane

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Do you want to doo-bop? Brisbane's cool new live jazz venue
It's a cross between doo-wop and be-bop. It's named after the last studio album recorded by American trumpeter and jazz legend Miles Davis. It's the coolest thing to happen to Brisbane in recent times, and it's about to become the hottest basement in Brisbane. What is it? Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, that's what, and it's all set to bring music to the ears of jazz-loving Brisbaneites from Saturday 17 June 2017.


A long time in the planning (at least, it has seemed like a long time to jazz aficionados just waiting for this jazz joint to hang out its shingle), Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is a two-level live jazz venue in the heart of Brisbane, specifically designed and created as the perfect jazz venue. Piano bar? Check. Basement? Check. Grand pianos? Double check. And all of this is wrapped up in the warehouse ambience of the Federation era building at 101 Edward Street, with its exposed brickwork and oversized beams.

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Image from Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Facebook page

So, what's in store for jazz-loving patrons?

Upstairs @ The Bop
This cool chameleon Art Deco-styled space will operate seven days a week; a brasserie by day with breakfast and coffee served from 6am until 11am. After 11am, and with the addition of a little jazz piano magic, it morphs into the cruisiest piano bar in Brisbane with lunch and then dinner until 11pm. This space is all about casual dining up close and personal with the classic Yamaha C7 grand piano. Menu offerings range from pizza and pasta to steak and charcuterie plates. And entry is FREE.

The Basement @The Bop
Any jazz fan can tell you that from New York to Brisbane the best jazz is always played in a basement. Doo-Bop's Basement will provide the stage, and a 1955 refurbished Steinway grand piano from New York, for some of the very best local, national and international jazz performers in the business. Acts already lined up include Ingrid James, Mal Wood and David Bentley. The Basement will operate from Monday to Saturday from 6pm and on Sundays from 12noon with Swing Sundays. Entry to the Basement ranges between $15.00 & $53.00, depending on your dining options.

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Image from Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Facebook page


Grand Opening 17 June 2017
Tickets for the 17 June Grand Opening of the Basement (featuring Dan Barnett and Peta Wilson, the Ingrid James Quintet, the David Bentley Trio and a David Bentley open jam session) are unfortunately already sold out. However, you can still attend the opening of Upstairs @ The Bop from 7pm on 17 June with free entry, great food and the Yamaha grand piano.

General Details
Where
101 Edward St, Brisbane
When
Ground Level open 7 days
Brasserie from 6am to 11am
Piano Bar and Restaurant from 11am to 11pm

Basement open Monday to Saturday for live jazz and dinner from 6pm – 3am
Swinging Sundays for live jazz, lunch and dinner from 12pm–3am


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Image from Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Facebook page

Special notes
Reservations for shows are best made online via the calendar of events here, but a small number of tickets may be available at the door.

Under 18s can see a show but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

My advice? Be there or be square.

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Why? Experience Brisbane's cool new jazz bar
When: Opening on Saturday 17 June then seven days a week
Phone: (07) 3151 7520
Where: 101 Edward Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free enetry to brasserie and piano bar. Entry to shows at the basement range from $15 to $53.
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