Live Jazz in the Basement Since 1991

All seating is first come, first serve. Reservations are neither required nor available.

Guests 21 and up only.

DAILY HOURS

Monday-Friday 5p - 2a

Saturday 8p - 2a

Sunday 7p - 1a

$7 Cover charge Tuesday-Saturday starting at 8pm

No Cover on Sunday and Monday

315 Congress Ave.

The Historic Swift Building

Austin, Texas

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

  Call or Text  512-575-2925

Michael Mordecai's Monday Night Jazz Jam

🐘9pm

Michael Mordecai has been hosting his Monday Night Jam since 1980. When the Elephant Room opened in 1991, the JAM found it's permanent home in the basement. Many Austin Jazz greats cut their teeth at this unassuming Monday night hang where "the old pro's and the young lions mix licks". You just never know who might show up or what musical jam moment might spark the next cool collaboration.

Boss Street Brass Band

🐘9pm

March down the stairs on second Tuesdays to the second line sounds from the Boss Street Brass Band, Austin's own funky, horn-driven contemporary ensemble in the New Orleans tradition of "Phatt" Tuesdays every month!

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".

Elias Haslanger Quintet

🐘 9pm

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

Michael Mordecai's Monday Night Jazz Jam

🐘9pm

Michael Mordecai has been hosting his Monday Night Jam since 1980. When the Elephant Room opened in 1991, the JAM found it's permanent home in the basement. Many Austin Jazz greats cut their teeth at this unassuming Monday night hang where "the old pro's and the young lions mix licks". You just never know who might show up or what musical jam moment might spark the next cool collaboration.

Jon Blondell & the Jazz Orphans

🐘 9pm

Jolly Jon Blondell has performed every Christmas Eve since any of us can remember. He will be leading from the bass chair with Matt Berger on guitar and Rob Kazenel on drums. Dr. Jim Rose will be in New York, so he will be "swapping docs" as Dr. John Mills joins the merriment. Expect a turnout of musical family members creating a joyous night performing songs from all over the musical spectrum brought to the jazz stage as only Blondell can do.

The Brew

🐘 9pm

THE BREW This band of brothers has been creating stellar Latin infused original jazz since 1980. They are no doubt an Austin treasure!

Ephraim Owens NEW YEAR's EVE Jazz Party!

🐘 8pm

Renown trumpet player and definition of Cool, Ephraim Owens, brings his New Years Celebration back to the Elephant Room once again. Musicians performing with Ephraim are always groovin' hard.

Admission tonight is $25/person which includes a midnight Champagne Toast and the hottest jazz music in the city!
No Reservations, open seating. See you there!

Ephraim Owens NEW YEAR's EVE Jazz Party!

🐘 8pm

Renown trumpet player and definition of Cool, Ephraim Owens, brings his New Years Celebration back to the Elephant Room once again. Musicians performing with Ephraim are always groovin' hard.

Admission tonight is $25/person which includes a midnight Champagne Toast and the hottest jazz music in the city!
No Reservations, open seating. See you there!