Turbine Jazz is a monthly series of public concerts supported by the
Brisbane Powerhouse and Jazz Queensland. The free program brings together some of the finest local talent at one of Brisbaneís coolest venues.
Upcoming shows include:
The Brisbane Powerhouse, formally a power station, is located on the Brisbane River next to New Farm Park. The Powerhouse has become a landmark in Brisbane and has a reputation for supporting anything creative - hosting everything from music, comedy and theater events to visual art displays and film festivals.
The large cathedral-like space of the old turbine room has a great, relaxed atmosphere and Turbine Jazz is especially enjoyable for folks who might not usually attend a hardcore jazz sequence.
You can get to the Powerhouse easily by bus or ferry. You can also drive but the free parking is limited and you can get caught out if there is another event on.
The sessions donít start until 5pm so why not go for a dusk-lit walk along the river through New Farm Park beforehand. If you are looking for a bite to eat check out Watt Modern Dining which is downstairs at the Powerhouse. Seeing as itís starting to heat up a bit early this year Iíd also recommend reserving a seat outside - where you can catch the cool breeze off the river. Last year Watt Modern Dining took out the prize for best alfresco restaurant in the state. They have great food but expect to pay around $35 for a main or about $15 for a light meal.