Band Setups

Grupo janeiro can operate as a trio (guitar, bass, percussion), a quartet (with guest fluatist or guest vocals), or a quintet with all five members showcasing their talents.

The client can also specify the preferred style(s) of music from Bossa, Brazilian Choro, Cuban, Colubian, Latin Jazz, Popular Classics, or any combination of these genres.

Grupo janeiro - trio with guitar, bass and percussion


Grupo janeiro - quartet with flute (alternatively with singer)


Although every event is different and requires specific planning, there are a few general categories that can suitably employ the Grupo Janeiro...

Eating, drinking and conversing can be enjoyed to the setting of beautiful, non-intrusive latin music. Subtle amplification is used to fill out any size of room, without stifling conversation.

Wedding Receptions...
An extremely popular choice, for when the party is underway! Songs can be arranged on request.

The choice of playing material can be chosen to reflect the mood - from rhythmic samba-style latin jazz, to relaxing classical/latin jazz pieces to create a certain sophisticated atmosphere or to wind down with at the end of the night.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further discussion regarding your event.

Below are example set lists. These provide a cross section of the material covered by Grupo janeiro, and there are many more pieces covered not on these lists.



Girl From Ipanema

Someone to Watch Over Me


A Day in the Life of a Fool

Walking in Rio

As Time Goes By


They Can’t Take That Away

The Sound of Bells

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Choro No 1

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Canto do Ossanha

Fly Me to the Moon


Autumn Leaves

Samba Triste

Cherry Pink

One Note Samba

A Fine Romance

Mas Que Nada

Paper Moon

Sem Contencao

A Foggy Day

O Barquinho

It Had To Be You

Lamentos do Morro

Blue Bossa

Duas Contas





Olga La Tamalera

La Nena


El Cuarto De Tula

La Piojosa


Pare Cochero

La Que Resbala Cae



Cumbia Sabrosa     


Chan Chan

Cumbia En Do Manor


El Bodeguero

Noche De Estrellas



Caracoles de Colores







Sunshine of my Life


Love Me Tender


If I Fell


Don’t Know Why


Dock of the Bay


Killing Me Softly


Wonderful World


How Deep Is Your Love


Just the Two of Us


Light My Fire


I Can See Clearly Now


Air on a G String


Just The Two of Us




Plus many more...