Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Every Tuesday, pianists play a repertoire of classical themes and modern bossa nova, samba-jazz, jazz and mpb in their original arrangements. Leo Freitas, a veteran pianist has been accompanied by artists such as Fátima Guedes, Pepeu Gomes Baby do Brasil and others. This night of smooth sultry sounds happens at Santo Scenarium, located in Centro. Tonight Leo will be joined by Luiza Sales, a music teacher turned professional singer. Sales won a talent Ccontest sponsored by Samba Carioca da Gema in 2009 and, like most locals singers, has performed in various venues in Lapa, where she experiments with samba and forró. In 2012, she released her first CD, which was derived from strong Brazilian and jazz influences. CLUBS: Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador) Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at Studio RJ. Everyone knows that vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres played well. Studio RJ – 12PM Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204 Entrance: Free until midnight, R$15 after with guest list Matriz Sessions (Botafogo) Casa Matriz is well known in Rio for being one of the first late night venues to host live music and DJs. The original programming has returned as the house fires up Matriz Sessions, featuring local and out of town bands. Casa da Matriz – 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: Check with venue MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Léo de Freitas na Piano Sessions com Luiza Sales (Centro) Every Tuesday, pianists play a repertoire of classical themes and modern bossa nova, samba-jazz, jazz and mpb in their original arrangements for solo piano. The veteran pianist have been accompanied by artists such as Fátima Guedes, Pepeu Gomes Baby do Brasil and others. Santo Scenarium – 7PM Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 Tributo a Severino Araújoa (Lapa) Enjoy Brazilian music at its best with a tribute to Severino Araújoa at one of Rio’s most well known and popular venues, located in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Rio Scenarium – 7PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$20 PUBS & BARS: Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema) The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour. Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881 Entrance: Not available at time of press Mud Bug (Copacabana) With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time. Mud Bug – 5PM Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.