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Thursday 26 September 2024 8pm. Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay

Buy tickets for Alvorada £14 adult, £6 student/U-18. Door £15

Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm Bar meals are available, ordering advised. Checkout their menu here

Alvorada are an award-winning quintet who play Brazilian instrumental music inspired by the choro tradition. 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. Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds – including jazz, classical and Brazilian music – lend the group a unique edge. 

Alvorada 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 (5* Songlines magazine), leading to BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM appearances. Alvorada also won the LUKAS and Focus Brasil awards for ‘Best Brazilian Band’. 

Their latest album Faz Tempo is a bold and rich work with intricate arrangements of original compositions, featuring the piano of Roee Ben Sira and Vitor Gonçalves on accordion. The album includes Brazilian rhythms such as choro, xote, samba, bossa nova and baião, with jazz and improvisation peppering their sound.

Alvorada are: Rachel Hayter –  flutes, Andrew Woolf – clarinets / sax, Jeremy Shaverin – cavaquinho, Luiz Morais – 7-string guitar, Andres Ticino – percussion

“A fresh, innovative album” ★★★★★ Songlines

“They breathe a new life into Brazilian choro… adding a distinctive, contemporary edge”  Sarah Ward, Jazz FM

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