Jazz in Santa Teresa & Lapa

Not for lazy ears, this avant-garde jazz house known to the sonic cognoscenti is unique in Rio for its serious approach to performances. Run by an Australian ethnomusicologist, it sits in a shadier part of old Lapa in a signless mansion, which transforms into a beautiful showcase space.

The crowd skews to over 30s and/or music aficionados, who come for the evening's two 90-minute sets and good-value Oz-inspired grub. Reservations are essential one day prior to the show (from 10am) by phone only.