Monthly Jazz Nights at The Maze
Rio’s most traditional Live Jazz event

Next Jazz Night:
Friday, 8th March 2019 from 10PM

Since 2005 The Maze brings you every first Friday of the month the most traditional Jazz night in Rio de Janeiro. For 7 consecutive years we have been listed by DOWNBEAT magazine as one of the 150 best Jazz venues in the world together with names like Blue Note and Ronnie Scott’s.


The Venue:

Located in the heart of the community Tavares Bastos, in Catete, The Maze was build in 1981 as a family home by British artist Bob Nadkarni, resembling a labyrinth in the middle of the favela. Today, it also functions as an art gallery and bed & breakfast. The Maze is unique in its intriguing architecture and renowned for its stunning views over the Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf.


There will be transport up and down the hill all night. Just get on one of the white mini vans waiting on the corner of R. Tavares Bastos/ R. Bento Lisboa. Metro Station Catete in walking distance (one block), bus Troncal 4 to Copacabana, Ipanema and Vidigal stops in R. Bento Lisboa. Parking space on the top of the hill is limited. We ask our guests to make use of public transport.


Most of the staff working at the Maze are from the community. They know their way around and will be happy to help you out.


We have been doing our Jazz nights since 2005 without incidents. Our patch is certainly the safest location in Rio. We are neighbours with the B.O.P.E. Central Command HQ, Brazil’s equivalent of America’s SWAT or Britain’s SAS. Our guests can wander around the community any time of day or night. The locals really enjoy your being here and will be happy to show you the way to the venue when you arrive at the top of the hill. There is security staff inside the venue at all times. We only ask our guests to be respectful and don’t bring drugs into the venue.

Event Details:
  • Rio’s best Live Jazz all night
  • No guest list/ no reservations necessary
  • Indian snacks from Hoje Tem Curry on the rooftop
  • Transport all night up and down the hill


  • Every first Friday of the month
  • 10:00PM – 4:00AM


  • R$ 40 in our online store
  • R$ 50 at the door

Admission cash-only / drinks cash and credit/debit cards

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