Soulful, sultry and seductive, jazz music has the power to take you to a whole other state of mind; it can fill you with a “joie de vivre” or zest for life, make you feel a melancholy sadness or sweep you up in a nostalgic daze. If you are a newbie to jazz and may have only listened to a bit of it during last year’s blockbuster musical hit “La La Land”, you need to give yourself a chance to not only listen to some great jazz, but also soak up the atmosphere that goes along with it. And if you are planning to head to Brisbane, then the good news is there are some live jazz venues worth checking out here.
A club dedicated to jazz, the Brisbane Jazz Club can be found at Kangaroo Point at lets you enjoy some great music perfectly complemented by stunning riverside views. There is live jazz every week at this riverfront venue which can be easily accessed via the CityHopper ferry. The club also hosts a variety of events through the year, so keep an eye out for those as well.
Within Brisbane city itself, you can enjoy live jazz at the Brooklyn Standard. Due to its central location, travellers finding Brisbane hotel accommodation in the city centre can easily access this venue, with the likes of Oaks Charlotte Towers around a 10 to 15-minute walk away. The great thing about the Brooklyn Standard is that while you get a chance to hear jazz, you can also listen to a range of other music styles too from blues to soul. For an added treat try to visit on the first Wednesday of the month, which is set aside as Jam Night.
Located in the Fortitude Valley area, The Bowery is a happening venue where you can enjoy everything from cool cocktails to great music. Jazz fans will love its regular jazz night held every week on Wednesday, while you can listen to live bands on Sundays and Thursdays as well. Also in Fortitude Valley is The Press Club which has its own jazz night on Wednesdays too, with Thursdays being set aside for swing music.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.