Gigs, concerts, bands and music in São Paulo

São Paulo night by night

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    Thu 24 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the... More details

Inside the São Paulo music scene

'Nova cena paulista'

Paulistana singer-songwriter, Blubell, shares her favourite haunts

Electronic music

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


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

Local talent

Hot Brazilian bands

Listen to five Brazilian bands on the rise


São Paulo' hip hop scion is branching out

MC Lurdez da Luz

We talk to the first lady of São Paulo rap

Best for samba and MPB

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

Bar Brahma

This live music club and bar is a São Paulo classic

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

Best for jazz

Jazz nos Fundos

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

Tom Jazz

Team dinner with jazz at this live music venue

The Orleans

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

Classical music venues

Auditório Ibirapuera

Look out for the free Sunday morning concerts

Theatro Municipal

Downtown's centenarian theatre and music hall

Sala São Paulo

Home to the São Paulo state symphony orchestra

Music features

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

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

  • Sing it back
    Sing it back

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

  • Tribute bands
    Tribute bands

    Uncovering the best São Paulo cover bands

  • Finding vinyl
    Finding vinyl

    Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

Album reviews

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