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Celebrating 100 Years of Jacob do Bandolim (featuring Marco Ruviaro)

Alvorada are the UK’s leading performers of Choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Brazil. Choro emerged in the late 19th century as a mixture of European harmony with African rhythm, and can be considered the jazz of Brazil. 

For a special evening at London Jukebox, Alvorada will be inviting Marco Ruviaro to the stage to commemorate the centenary of Jacob do Bandolim, one of the most important composers of Choro. Jacob do Bandolim revitalised the genre in the 1960s, adding the rhythmic drive of samba and spiced-up harmony of jazz.

London-based band Alvorada explore influences from all over Brazil, playing choro with the irresistible swing of samba from the South and baião from the Northeast.

As well as playing classics from the Choro genre, Alvorada play original works revisiting the genre with influences from the UK. Alvorada have just finished recording their debut album, which will be released in Spring 2019. 

Marco Ruviaro is a mandolin player, guitarist and composer based in Italy. He has several Choro projects in different countries: Duo Baguá (Spain), New York Choro Duo (United States), Regional de Paris (France), Circolo Odeòn, Trio Desvairada and Choro de Rua (Italy). In 2014 Marco released his sixth album, “Acabou osossego...“, exclusively dedicated to his own compositions. Guest of many international Choro festivals and events, Marco Ruviaro is considered a virtuoso exponent of the genre.

Marco will be joining Alvorada in their second set in the true spirit of the ‘Roda’, a Choro jam session traditionally performed around the table. 

Rachel Hayter - flute

Andrew Woolf - clarinet

Alua Nascimento - pandeiro

Jeremy Shaverin - cavaquinho

Luiz Morais - 7 string guitar &

Marco Ruviaro - mandolin

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