Gigs, concerts, bands and music in São Paulo

São Paulo night by night

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    Thu 24 Apr Thursdays, jazz rules at Matilha Cultural's happy hour. A multifaceted space that's an art gallery, cinema, café and pet... More details
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    Sun 27 Apr On Sundays, in Grajaú, in the south of the city, a group of musicians called Pagode da 27 presents... More details
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    Mon 28 Apr In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the... More details
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    Mon 28 Apr What started out in a flat in London’s Kensal Rise in 2009 has become a bit of a global phenomenon, bringing up-and-coming... More details

Inside the São Paulo music scene

Hip hop

Rhossi, lead vocalist for Pavilhão 9, lines up his top hip hop hangouts

Electronic music

DJ Mau Mau breaks down the city's best electronic music meccas

'Nova cena paulista'

Paulistana singer-songwriter, Blubell, shares her favourite haunts

Local talent

Fossa nova wave

A new wave of São Paulo singer-songwriters


São Paulo' hip hop scion is branching out

Hot Brazilian bands

Listen to five Brazilian bands on the rise

Best for samba and MPB

Bar Brahma

This live music club and bar is a São Paulo classic

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

Best for jazz

The Orleans

The spirit of the Big Easy is alive and well in São Paulo


Great jazz and pizza means great times

Tom Jazz

Team dinner with jazz at this live music venue

Classical music venues

Sala São Paulo

Home to the São Paulo state symphony orchestra

Auditório Ibirapuera

Look out for the free Sunday morning concerts

Theatro Municipal

Downtown's centenarian theatre and music hall

Music features

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

    A no-nonsense jazz venue in the back of a parking lot

  • Tribute bands
    Tribute bands

    Uncovering the best São Paulo cover bands

  • Finding vinyl
    Finding vinyl

    Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

  • Sing it back
    Sing it back

    Step up to the mic for four minutes of fame at the best karaoke bars

Album reviews

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