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Gigs with Sambossa, and Alvorada in Nottingham

I’ve been doing some playing recently with Sambossa (covering for their regular horn player Marcelo Andrade), playing a great selection of Brazilian classics, featuring the excellent singer Carolina Lelis. Last Friday we played a really fun gig in Nottingham at Peggy’s Skylight – one of my favourite venues in the country.

Luckily I get to return there in just a couple of weeks with Alvorada, on Friday 29th April. Our previous gigs there have always been a pleasure, so I’m really looking forward to this next one.

Book here:

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Roda de choro @ The Harrison

My dear Alvorada buddy Rachel Hayter has set up a new regular roda de choro at The Harrison in Kings Cross, WC1. It’ll be taking place the last Sunday of each month. For this month, on Sunday 27th February, myself and guitarist Jonathan Preiss will be hosting. Free entry, all choro musicians of any level welcome to join and play, and everyone else welcome to listen and enjoy.

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Luiz Morais album launch

Here’s one I’m really looking forward to… On Sunday 24th October, Luiz Morais will launch his new album, ‘In The Weave’. He recorded it earlier this year in Brazil, featuring an elite group of musicians in Rio de Janeiro. The music is absolutely fantastic. Over several years of playing alongside Luiz in Alvorada, it’s been a pleasure to hear him developing his compositional voice, and now to see it realised in this new project.

The London launch promises to be a great gig, and features an equally talented bunch of players from the London jazz scene, who I can’t wait to play with: Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Laura Jurd (trumpet), Tom White (trombone), John Turville (piano), Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass) and Raphael Delphino (drums), plus guests Rachel Hayter (flute) and Gabriela Kozyra (voice).

This should be a really special gig. Tickets available here:

Alvorada, Brazil, choro

Alvorada 5th birthday gig

Amazingly, it’s been five years since we formed Alvorada. Time has flown! In that time, we’ve played numerous great gigs, released an album, won awards, played on the radio, travelled, and made many wonderful friends along the way.

We’re celebrating with a special anniversary gig on Wednesday 15th September at The Pheasantry in Chelsea. Hope you can join us for what should be a great occasion!

Tickets available here: