Live Jazz in the Basement Since 1991

315 Congress Ave.

The Historic Swift Building

Austin, Texas

Management: aaron@elephantroom.com            Music Booking:  Mike@bbabooking.com

Sarah Sharp Quartet

🐘 Early Show

“Sarah Sharp's soft-spoken singing style and quiet instrumentations offer a living room, fireside closeness that keeps her away from the lounge-singer stereotypes of similarly jazz-influenced performers." — @nprmusic, All Songs Considered

The Sarah Sharp Quartet performs every Tuesday evening in the basement, featuring John Fremgen, Masumi Jones, Oliver Steck, and Mitch Watkins.

No cover Sunday-Wednesday

"Fireball Front Man" Jon Blondell Trio

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Bigger than life, "Fireball Front Man" Jon Blondell and his band bring a fun repertoire of songs from all over the musical spectrum brought to the jazz stage as only Blondell can do featuring Dr. Jim Rose.

Violet Crown Review featuring Liz Morphis

🐘 Early Show

Liz Morphis and the Violet Crown Revue are the perfect way to end your work day—even the crummy ones. They have the perfect musical fix to end your day on a high note.

Violet Crown Revue performs every second and fourth Wednesday evening in the basement.

No cover Sunday-Wednesday

Mitch Watkins Trio

🐘 Early Show

At 13 Mitch started playing guitar with a surf band in McAllen, Texas. Years later he's traveling the world on multiple tours with Leonard Cohen. You're gonna want to hear the sounds that have endeared this master guitarist to so many and who Jazz Times Magazine calls "a man for all musical seasons".

Ephraim Owens Quartet

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The Austin Chronicle says this about Ephraim - "If Austin boasts a Miles Davis – one jazz man, a trumpet icon, that everybody knows regardless of genre knowledge – it’s Ephraim Owens. Backline mainstay in this century’s stand-ins for the Allman Brothers, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the local horn wrangler took home Best Jazz at the Austin Music Awards last month. Here, he blows a short, sharp solo."

Elias Haslanger Quintet

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“Elias Haslanger is the real deal, a no-nonsense modernist whose Rollins-esque rhythmatics and Coltrane-tinged harmonics surge and soar.” — @jazztimesmag

$7 cover Thursday-Saturday

Pamela Hart Quintet

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Austin's first lady of jazz! An Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame inductee, Pamela's vocals will melt your heart! Mike Malone, Ross Margitza, Aaron Allen and Masumi Jones will share the love and the stage with Pamela.

CPT Kirk Trio

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Drummer-extraordinaire is perhaps best known as the drummer for legendary guitar player Scott Henderson's Tribal Tech outfit.

Michael Mordecai's Monday Night Jazz Jam

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Michael Mordecai has been hosting his Monday Night Jam since 1980. When the Elephant Room opened in 1991 he found it's permanent home sweet home. Many Austin Jazz greats cut their teeth at this unassuming Monday night hang. You just never know who might show up or what musical jam moment might spark the next cool collaboration.

Sarah Sharp Quartet

🐘 Early Show

“Sarah Sharp's soft-spoken singing style and quiet instrumentations offer a living room, fireside closeness that keeps her away from the lounge-singer stereotypes of similarly jazz-influenced performers." — @nprmusic, All Songs Considered

The Sarah Sharp Quartet performs every Tuesday evening in the basement, featuring John Fremgen, Masumi Jones, Oliver Steck, and Mitch Watkins.

No cover Sunday-Wednesday

Mitch Watkins Trio

🐘 Early Show

At 13 Mitch started playing guitar with a surf band in McAllen, Texas. Years later he's traveling the world on multiple tours with Leonard Cohen. You're gonna want to hear the sounds that have endeared this master guitarist to so many and who Jazz Times Magazine calls "a man for all musical seasons".

Michael Malone NUJAZZSWING

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After touring the world with legendary jazz organist Jimmy Smith, Cindy Blackmon (former drummer for Lenny Kravitz), guitarist Mark Whitfield, and steel drummer Othello Molineaux (Weather Report). Michael settled here in Austin to form his own group Just Released, which then had multiple successful tours in Europe and Asia.