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

Previous events

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.

Ephraim Owens Quintet

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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."

Dr. James Polk's CENTERPEACE

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James Polk, the true Godfather of Austin's Jazz scene, made his mark on this town before a lot of the local jazz artists were even born. He continues to keep the pace with his current band, Centerpeace. $5 cover

Beat Soup

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Part progressive rock and part latin describes the chaos of influences that result is an identifiable sound and an off road 4x4 trailblazing of music.

Mitch Watkins Trio

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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".

The Brew

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

Red Young Tenor Madness

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You've heard Red's work on a ton of name artists' albums, in film and television soundtracks. Whether he's playing organ or piano, leading or supporting, he's a powerhouse and Austin's lucky to have him. If you call yourself an Elephant Room regular and haven't heard Red Young . . . well you better get down here cause Red's music is required listening! His guest tenor players are guaranteed to please too!

NOW Jazz Orchestra

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The N.O.W. Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of John Vander Gheynst, is an 18 piece modern jazz big band based in Austin, Texas. Its repertoire comes from members of the band and national composers.

Violet Crown Review featuring Liz Morphis

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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

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.

Tony Campise's Bithday Celebration!

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It's Tony Campise's birthday...it's going to be a remembrance party! Doors open to the sounds of Tony Campise's recordings from Heart Music record label at at 8pm. Live music begins at 9pm with musician friends stopping by to share stories & sit in for a tune or two with the house trio lead by John Fremgen.

Diego Rivera Quartet

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A world-class musician, composer, arranger and educator, Diego Rivera is known for his muscular tone and unique blend of straight-ahead mainstream jazz fused with music inspired by his Latino background and heritage. He is new director of jazz studies at the University of Texas.

Fresh2Def Horns

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J Serrato has been one the city’s busiest musicians known for his versatility and tone. He has played with the scene’s top bands and toured with international artists. He has an impressive catalog of original compositions featured in motion pictures and television.