Gigs, concerts, bands and music in São Paulo

São Paulo night by night

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    Sun 20 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 21 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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    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

Inside the São Paulo music scene

'Nova cena paulista'

Paulistana singer-songwriter, Blubell, shares her favourite haunts

Hip hop

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


Clemente, singer of Inocentes and Plebe Rude, reveals his top rock spots

Local talent

Fossa nova wave

A new wave of São Paulo singer-songwriters

MC Lurdez da Luz

We talk to the first lady of São Paulo rap

Hot Brazilian bands

Listen to five Brazilian bands on the rise

Best for samba and MPB

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

Bar Brahma

This live music club and bar is a São Paulo classic

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

Best for jazz

Tom Jazz

Team dinner with jazz at this live music venue


Great jazz and pizza means great times

Jazz nos Fundos

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

Classical music venues

Auditório Ibirapuera

Look out for the free Sunday morning concerts

Sala São Paulo

Home to the São Paulo state symphony orchestra

Theatro Municipal

Downtown's centenarian theatre and music hall

Music features

  • Sing it back
    Sing it back

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

  • Finding vinyl
    Finding vinyl

    Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

  • 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

Album reviews

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