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

315 Congress Ave.

The Historic Swift Building

Austin, Texas

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

  Call or Text  512-575-2925

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Dr. James Polk's CENTERPEACE

🐘 9pm

CenterPeace performs the music of James Polk, the true Godfather of Austin's Jazz scene who made his mark on this town before most of the local jazz artists were born. His music continues to set the standard for Austin jazz at its best!

Jon Blondell & Friends

🐘Early Show

Fireball front man Jon Blondell gets the jam going early leading his own group—featuring Dr. Jim Rose—for a fun repertoire of songs from all over the musical spectrum brought to the jazz stage as only Blondie can do.

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, 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.

BLONDELL!

🐘 9pm

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. At this point, we celebrate every MONTH with this guy!

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".

Jitterbug Vipers

🐘Early Show

Jitterbug Vipers perform 1930s-style "viper jazz" with a rock 'n' roll twist. With Bree Romeo on vocals, Francie “Meaux Jeaux” White on stand-up bass, and Masumi Jones on drums, they’re the “original and only trippy-swingadelic 1930s rock band on Planet Earth.”

The Jitterbug Vipers perform every first and third Wednesday evening in the basement.

Altin Sencalar Septet

🐘 9pm

Trombonist Altin Sencalar, now off the road from his tour with Michael Buble returns from New York to preview the upcoming release of his newest recording project! Come down to the basement to catch Altin and his large group.

Sarah Sharp Quintet

🐘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.

Mike Sailors Quintet

🐘9pm

Composer, arranger and a top flight trumpeter, Mike Sailors saves the day by replacing Ephraim Owens (called away last minute by Tedeski Trucks Band). Pretty darn good trumpet sub!

Michael Malone NUJAZZSWING

🐘 9pm

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.

Jon Blondell & Friends

🐘Early Show

Fireball front man Jon Blondell gets the jam going early leading his own group—featuring Dr. Jim Rose—for a fun repertoire of songs from all over the musical spectrum brought to the jazz stage as only Blondie can do.

Michael Mordecai's Monday Night Jazz Jam

🐘

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".