Five Years On

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Last Show: Wednesday 15 th September 2021

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

A celebration of everything that Alvorada have achieved since coming together as a group of friends with a shared love for choro, a genre of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro. From their original compositions to classics of the genre, Alvorada’s shows are filled with lively and expressive melodies combined with infectious Brazilian grooves and playful interaction.

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“A tight-knit family of virtuosos…. One of the most exciting bands in London”

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The award-winning quintet have performed at festivals and venues across the UK and beyond, with sell-out shows at the London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Live and Paris International Choro Festival. Their debut album First Light, released in 2019, was received with much critical acclaim, leading to BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM appearances. Alvorada also won the LUKAS and Focus Brasil awards for ‘Best Brazilian Band’.

Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds - including jazz, classical and Brazilian music - lend the group a unique edge.

Band Lineup

Andrew Woolf (clarinet/sax)

Rachel Hayter (flute)

Luiz Morais (seven-string guitar)

Jeremy Shaverin (cavaquinho)

Alua Nascimento (pandeiro)