Brazilian Jazz Piano

Master all five of the essential Brazilian styles as you learn to effortlessly groove like a native: Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião, Afoxè, and Partido Alto.

Go Beyond the Bossa Nova

Master all five of the essential Brazilian styles as you learn to effortlessly groove like a native. Yes, you’ll learn the RIGHT way to play Bossa Nova from a modern Brazilian jazz master, but also the SambaBaiãoAfoxè, and Partido Alto.

With simple lessons, performances, transcriptions and play-alongs, you’ll have all the tools to start grooving tonight…Brazilian style! ??

Get ready to:

? Play and feel the five essential Brazilian grooves
? Play Brazilian styles solo piano, duo, or with a group
?? Play an authentic Samba solo piano
✍️ Know how to arrange and play jazz standards with a Brazilian feel

  • Level 3
  • 23 videos
  • 3.75 hourS
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

Helio Alves is the premier Brazilian jazz pianist of his generation. He has performed and recorded with top Brazilian and American jazz artists including Claudio Roditi, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Rosa Passos, Joyce, Duduka da Fonseca, Airto Moreira, and more.

Helio has been featured on multiple Grammy-winning albums including Obrigado Brasil by Yo Yo Ma, Big Band by Joe Henderson, and Brazilian Dreams by Paquito D’Rivera.

Course Contents

Let?s Get Started

  • Introduction


  • Samba Solo Piano
  • Samba with a Band
  • Samba Performance
  • Samba Play-Along

Bossa Nova

  • Bossa Nova Solo Piano
  • Bossa Nova with a Band
  • Bossa Nova Performance
  • Bossa Nova Play-Along


  • Baião Solo Piano
  • Baião with a Band
  • Baião Performance
  • Baião Play-Along

Partido Alto

  • Partido Alto Solo Piano
  • Partido Alto with a Band
  • Partido Alto Performance
  • Partido Alto Play-Along


  • Afoxê Solo Piano
  • Afoxê with a Band
  • Afoxê Performance
  • Afoxê Play-Along

Other Styles

  • Solo Piano Applications
  • Jazz Standards in a Brazilian Style
  • Playing Duo with Guitar