Get into the swing of King St's Jam-packed Jazz Calendar from April to July

2 May 2021

Get your jazz hands ready with our friends at Jazz Music Institute. There's street parades, jam sessions at Welcome to Bowen Hills, and jazz trios on King St!

With International Jazz Day falling on Friday 30 April, we're celebrating the lively genre for more than a month (because we can) with King St's own talented cats from Jazz Music Institute!

International Jazz Day an image showing brightly coloured piano keys

And JMI is offering some a fabulous discount of 10% on their Night Classes (next term starts on 28 April) and their Private Lessons (suitable for all levels). Plus, you can also score a discount on JMI’s Live Music gigs. The special code to use is: kingstjazz  How cool is that? Thank you JMI!

Welcome to Bowen Hills will continue to host the Jazz Music Institute students every Thursday afternoon, with cool jam sessions from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, perfect for accompanying an afternoon drink or early dinner! Entry is free and you'll experience some extremely talented musicians.

There'll also be jazz trio performances throughout King St to soundtrack your pre or post-dining at our cafes and restaurants. Take a squizz at our retailers here and plan your get-together with friends. 

Speaking of food… lunchtimes throughout our month of Jazz are going to be a whole lot more fun with a JMI street parade and trios bringing jazz's quintessential energy to the street's lunchtime hubbub. Hear the sounds on King St with:

Thursday lunchtime parades between 12noon and 1pm – 22 April, 29 April, 6 May, 13 May, Thurs 8 July

Lunchtime trio performances – Wed 19 May, Thurs 27 May, Wed 2 June, Wed 9 June, Wed 16 June, Wed 23 June, Wed 30 June, Wed 7 July

But wait, there’s more, JMI will also entertain you at the end of a busy week with a trio performing on:

Fri 7 May (4pm - 7pm), Fri 21 May (4pm - 7pm), Sat 29 May, Fri 4 June, Sat 5 June, Fri 11 June, Sat 12 June, Fri 18 June, Sat 19 June, Fri 25 June, Sat 26 June, Fri 2 July, Sat 3 July, Fri 9 July, Sat 10 July, Sun 11 July (Brisbane Cycling Festival)

Visiting King St for the BAD Festival on Saturday 15 May? JMI again will be entertaining you while you enjoy Radical Localism, presented by artisan. Hosted in Building 8 in Alexandria Park, right next to King St, you can make it a fabulous day out. Remember our great parking rates too - find all the details here

Your chance to win! Continuing in May, we'll also be continuing to play jazz trivia on King St's Instagram and Facebook pages! Keep your eyes peeled (or turn on post notifications) to answer each the trivia question correctly for your chance to win a $50 King St voucher. T&Cs apply. We've already had two lucky winners in the trivia, plus our winner of some JMI private lessons and a $200 King St gift voucher! 

Get your jazz hands ready!

First published 12 April 2021, updated 5 May 2021