Brisbane Jazz Club is renowned for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as well as a rich schedule that features the best local, interstate and international jazz performers. Located just across the Brisbane city center on the banks of the Brisbane River, it is considered an iconic venue on the Brisbane entertainment scene.
Brisbane, Australia’s third most populous city, is often referred to as a global city. Over the years, the city has hosted several large cultural, international and sports events. The concept of “global city”, however, goes beyond special events and applies to something that happens regularly – like live jazz music.
In fact, Brisbane has one of the highly regarded and acclaimed venues for jazz enthusiasts: Brisbane Jazz Club! Fiercely proud of its reputation as a jazz club, as well as one of the city’s top live music venues, it is considered music hub that welcomes some of the very finest members of the local and international jazz scene.
Brisbane Jazz Club: Jazz, Stunning Views and Delicious Food
The history of Brisbane Jazz Club goes back to the 1930s, years in which the clubhouse that lies in parkland at Annie Street was built as a boat club. The venues’s adventurous life officially began on 15 April 1972 when Lord Mayor Clem Jones – along with two members of the Adventurers Club – rowed across the Brisbane River in a canoe for the opening ceremony.
Today, 42 years later, Brisbane Jazz Club is still going strong.
Run by a community, not-for-profit enterprise, BJC is one of the very few jazz venues in the whole world which boasts its own building and own band – the 19-piece Brisbane Big Band. A festival named after the band – the Brisbane Big Band Festival – was inaugurated as an annual event in May 2012.
BJC plays a fundamental role in fostering the appreciation of jazz across all ages and nationalities by presenting live music and by regularly hosting school and college bands and various activities. In terms of performers, the venue books a 360° range of artists, from emerging and established local musicians to world’s renowned, internationally-acclaimed, jazz acts.
By visiting Brisbane Jazz Club, jazz aficionados can expect explosive live music paired with stunning views of the city skyline, sophisticated drinks and 5-star food.
Brisbane has been stronger than floods and adversities. It is the perfect example of a music venue that is all about giving back to the community and fostering the appreciation of jazz.
True, when people head over to a jazz club is because they want to listen to live music. Drinks and good food, however, can take the experience to a whole other level. The fine food selection served by BJC is supplied by chefs from the Story Bridge Hotel. Whether you want to share an appetizer, enjoy one of the best gourmet barbeques you could have, pick one of the gluten-free and vegetarian options, or are simply in the mood for a good dessert, you are going to love dining at Brisbane Jazz Club!
If you are a jazz enthusiast, than you know that Sunday means one thing, and one thing only: brunch! From New York City to London, going through Milan, each international city has a prominent jazz club that hosts a jazz brunch on Sundays. And Brisbane is no exception.
On Sundays, Brisbane Jazz Club serves a buffet brunch – that includes fresh bread, croissants, muffins, Danish pastries and sausages, among other treats – combined with some high-quality live jazz.
Jazz youth, local rising stars and internationally-acclaimed artists, top-notch food, a unique location and a positive impact on the community… if there were more venues like Brisbane Jazz Club, the world would be a better place.
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