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Rio Jazz


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With vocals destined to delight and the very best of nylon-string guitar, the Rio Jazz duo line-up is perfect for unobtrusive background jazz during cocktails and dinner parties.

Rio Jazz’s repertoire includes Brazilian samba, swing, bossa nova and reggae plus covers of well-known pop and soul music – all performed in their laid-back Latin style.

Their music is sophisticated and fresh, and their talent overwhelms the crowd. A unique, delightful Bossa Nova trio! Isabel Groves, Music & Marketing Manager of Guanabara

As a trio the group add Brazilian percussion, enhancing the ambience at any event whilst still allowing guests to talk freely and, at smaller events, dance.

The band’s Brazilian repertoire includes songs by legendary composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Vinicius de Moraes. Perfect for weddings, corporate functions and happy hours.

Rio Jazz have played many prestigious venues throughout London including Somerset House, Southbank, Canning House, Guanabara and the VIP area of Wembley Stadium in the England vs. Brazil football match.

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals; acoustic guitar
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add percussion
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Add sax
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Add bass
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Add keys
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3 Little Birds
Adventure Of A Life Time
Agua De Beber (English And Portuguese)
All Night Long
All The Things You Are
Baila Morena
Beija – Flor
Bossa – Nova Various
California Dream
Can’t Buy Me Love
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Carnival Songs Various
Chan Chan – (Buena Vista)
Chorando Se Foi
Close To You
Corcovado (English And Portuguese)
Dançando Lambada
Don’t Worry Be Happy
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Esperando Na Janela
Feeling Hot
Forró Various
Garota De Ipanema (English And Portuguese)
Get Lucky
Gipsy Kings: Bamboleo, Djobi Djoba, Volare
God Only Knows What I Be Without You
Got To Be Real
I Wish
If I Ain't Got You (Instrumental)
Is This Love
Kissing You (Instrumental)
La Primavera / Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
Let’s Dance
Let’s Stay Together
Mas Que Nada
Moon Dance
My Cherie Amour
One Note Samba (English And Portuguese)
Pop Mpb Brazil 70ths, 80ths, 90ths
Rhythm Is Going To Get You
Rock With You
Sambas Various
Someone Like You (Instrumental)
Stand By Me
Star Man
Summer Samba (English And Portuguese)
There’s Nothing Like This
Toda Menina Baiana
Velha Infância
Waves (English And Portuguese)
We Are Family
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Gotta Be
You’ve Got A Friend

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Rio Jazz were the perfect accompaniment to our wedding & a joy to deal with. We would highly recommend them for any lovers of Latin music.”

Martyn & Susie, Wedding, South London Gallery, August 2020

“We would though like to send our sincerest thanks to Rio Jazz for their wonderful performance on the evening. Our guests had a great time, and their music was pitch perfect for the type of party we held. My partner found them a pleasure to work with, they arrived on time and were totally unobtrusive in setting up their equipment. It was also a pleasure to have them play our 'first song' - Aguas de Marco - and thanks to their input we have dozens more wonderful wedding memories to carry ourselves onward to the next stage of our life together. With regards to Function Central, we very much appreciated the efficiency and easy of your service. Again, your team were professional and I have no complaints at all. We would very much like for Rio Jazz to perform for us in the future, and look forward to working with Function Central as well!!”

Dwight & Tatiza, Wedding, April 2019

“We were extremely pleased with the band performance in our wedding, in fact we think it was one of the best investments in the party, brought a sophisticated and up-beat element to the party atmosphere! Gui Tavares was a lovely character to deal with, very responsive and interactive during the playlist setup, giving his input on amplification and sound setup on the island where the event was to happen to maximize the performance perception. Being Brazilian myself, I can say his suggested playlist contains the classiest bossa nova and local popular music, but as well some pop and international hits, it certainly pleases all crowds. I was impressed with their punctuality and reassurance throughout the process, as well as the quality of their delivery. The female singer voice was angelic and both worked harmonically as a duo . They seemed to play the songs with their hearts, and of course the guests realize it, it was a huge success!”

Diana, Wedding, Surbiton, March 2017

“Rio Jazz gives a truly unforgettable performance every time they perform live at Guanabara. Their music is sophisticated and fresh, and their talent overwhelms the crowd. A unique, delightful Bossa Nova trio.”

Isabel Groves, Music & Marketing Manager of Guanabara

“Rio Jazz provides perfect laid back bossa nova tunes for any event. All my clients have been very impressed every time I have booked them.”

Jessica Dahlin, Events Manager at The Gun

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