Not for lazy ears, this avant-garde jazz house, a little hidden gem among 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 for Brazil’s most cutting-edge artists.

The crowd skews to over thirties and/or music aficionados, who come for the evening’s three 45-minute sets and good-value Oz-inspired grub. Reservations are essential two days in advance by phone only.