Alvorada are the UK’s leading performers of choro, a style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro. Expect to hear lively and expressive melodies combined with infectious rhythmic groove, playful improvisation and virtuosic instrumental interaction.
Since forming in 2016, Alvorada have taken the UK by storm. Their tight-knit quintet have performed at festivals and venues across the UK and beyond, recently selling out the Elgar Room (London Jazz Festival), Pizza Express Live and Paris International Choro Festival. Their debut album First Light was received with much critical acclaim, and received 5* from Songlines.
Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds - including jazz, classical and Brazilian music - lend the group a unique edge. Alvorada are:
Rachel Hayter - flutes
Andrew Woolf - clarinets / sax
Aluá Nascimento - pandeiro
Jeremy Shaverin - cavaquinho
Luiz Morais - 7-string guitar
"A fresh, innovative album” - ★★★★★ Songlines
"They breathe a new life into Brazil's popular lilting choro style... adding a distinctive, contemporary edge" - Sarah Ward, JazzFM
“A tight-knit family of virtuosos…. One of the most exciting new bands in London” - DJ Ritu, Resonance FM