Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, this group features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians performing Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, samba-jazz and MPB. Heralded as the best Brazilian band in Florida, the music of O Som Do Jazz has been featured in HBO's series "Looking" and in Chinese and Turkish bossa nova compilations.
Available as a large group (O Som Do Jazz) or a smaller ensemble (Rio Bossa) both groups are active in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, Tarpon Springs, Naples, Miami, St. Petersburg, Gainesville and elsewhere. If you want Brazilian bossa nova, samba & MPB at its best, check out O Som Do Jazz!
"On Sunday, July 8, the O Som Do Jazz Sextet performed to a packed Side Door cabaret room at the Palladium. Attendees lounged to the pitch-perfect sounds of the experienced jazzy players; a sonorous mix of instrumental numbers, classic Brazilian pop and sultry samba. Dynamic and subtly passionate, Moraes sang with a range that went from whisper soft to belly-socking belt-outs, drawing from Brazilian greats like Elis Regina." - Julie Garisto, Creative Loafing
O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian Bossa Nova & samba-jazz. Imagine Brazilian musicians in love with American jazz playing in Rio de Janeiro night clubs circa 1965 - and you get an idea of what O Som Do Jazz is about. Based in Florida, this Brazilian music group is dedicated to authentic Brazilian sound. Please browse through our website and enjoy our music!
Rio Bossa, a trio version of O Som Do Jazz) performs free at the new Electric Zoo Studio in St. Petersburg. Hear cool Bossa Nova with Rio Bossa (Andrea, Regis & David) and enjoy the wrap-around green screen and production environment at the studio. There will be a set at 6 PM and then at 8 PM. This is part of the St. Petersburg Warehouse District Art Walk.