Rachel Hayter

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Rachel is a versatile flute player based in London who specialises in Latin American music.

Rachel Hayter is a flautist and composer from London with experience performing, leading projects and teaching music in the UK and abroad. After studying classical flute, she branched out into Brazilian and world music. She performs regularly with bands Alvorada (Brazilian Choro music) and Balderama (Latin American jazz) as well as with world music ensemble Vocal Global. Rachel also plays percussion with Rhythms of the City samba band. Rachel has played the flute in London venues such as Kings Place, Milton Court, the Vortex, the Forge and Rich Mix, as well in a number of festivals nationally and internationally. Rachel also plays Brazilian music for Live Music Now, leading interactive performances and residencies in care homes and schools. Rachel has a Masters in Music Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music, where she focused on cross-arts collaborations, composition and community music. She produced the multimedia show ‘Marketscapes’ for her final, inspired by the sounds of London markets. Her undergraduate degree was in Birmingham University, where she studied Spanish, Portuguese and Music. She spent a year studying the flute at the Conservatorio Nacional Astor Piazzolla in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of her degree. After graduating, Rachel spent a year in Brazil performing and leading community music projects.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Transcription, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Animateur
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Olivia P, 1 year ago

Alvorada were fab! Professional, fun and great musicians. Would recommend

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Lindsay T, 2 years ago

Alvorada was a great band to work with for our monthly networking event! They were very communicative in the lead up to the event, arrived on time, and were professional and friendly throughout the evening. On top of that, their music is awesome! We had lots of positive feedback on them during and after the event - it created a really lovely vibe! Thanks again!

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Alison M, 1 year ago

Having lived in Rio de Janeiro for many years and being really into live music I’ve heard a lot of choro music in my time and I can honestly say Alvorada comes out there right on top. It doesn’t seem to matter that some of the band are not Brazilian; they all play with supreme talent and an infectious, authentic Brazilian style which just makes you want to get up and dance. A few months ago we had the pleasure of having them here in London at an enormously successful Florence Latin Jazz house concert. It will definitely not be the last time.

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Alan B, 1 year ago

I was about to experience another birthday with a nought on the end and a party seemed the appropriate way to acknowledge another of life’s landmark dates. A party needs focus and a good band would provide it. The grapevine produced the notion of booking 5 piece Latino outfit Alvorada and I couldn’t have chosen better musical entertainment for the occasion. They are a five piece outfit of great musicians with strong melody interplay between Rachel Hayter’s fluent flute and Andrew Woolf’s dexterous clarinet. Their fellow musicians all play slightly obscure instruments (resembling tambourine, ukulele and a guitar with a weird number of strings) providing fabulous rhythms. So whilst the band are a terrific listen and produce a refreshing and original musical experience, they also almost inevitably invite an unstoppable dance reaction. On a practical level Alvorada were friendly, cooperative and professional and set up with the minimum of fuss. They were the highlight of the evening and I would fully recommend them for all kinds of bookings.

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