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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Blue Note Rio honors one of the most spectacular voices the jazz music has ever had: the one and only Ella Fitzgerald.

The “First Lady of Song”, or “Queen of Jazz”, became famous worldwide for her unique voice tone and genius improvisation ability.

Starting from 8PM, the show will bring to the stage New Yorker singer Alma Thomas and Brazilian composer Thiago Trajano, who will perform Fitzgerald classic singles, like “Summertime”, How High in the Moon”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing”, among many others.


Jade Baraldo (Ipanema)
Participating in the Creative Act Project, which will gather music and visual arts at Casa Ipanema, the singer Jade Baraldo presents a mixture of electronic and Brazilian indie music tonight. DJ Lela Gomes will be spinning throughout the event.
Casa Ipanema – 6:30 PM
Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 77 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-1239
Entrance: see venue for details

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (Lagoa)
Tonight, Blue Note Rio pays homage to the one and only American jazz queen Ella Fitzgerald. Brazilian composer Thiago Trajano and New Yorker singer Alma Thomas will present the Fitzgerald’s classic singles.
Blue Note Rio – 8PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3799-2500
Entrance: R$100


Jungle Free (Botafogo)
Tonight the Jungle Free party invites you to dance all night, with DJ Dudu Oliveira spinning the latest Brazilian and international hits. Promotions on Mexican long neck beers.
Jungle Garden Pub – 6PM
Rua Martins Ferreira, 48 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2537-2191
Entrance: FREE

La Fiesta Latina (Copacabana)
Tonight the La Fiesta Latina is back with Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Bachata. For two hours, there will be free beer and caipirinhas. DJs Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house, hip-hop, Brazilian funk and trap throughout the night, and there will be special promotions on cocktails and beers.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 10PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2521-1952
Entrance: R$0 – R$45

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BeBossa (Flamengo)
Tonight, group BeBossa presents the show “Bossa Nova in Concert” at the sumptuous and classic Casa Julieta da Serpa. A great bet for those looking for an “out of the box” Bossa Nova show.
Casa Julieta de Serpa – 9PM
Praia do Flamengo, 340 – Flamengo
Entrance: R$40


Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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