"It’s a joy to hear her voice." - Egídio Leitão, Musica Brasileira

 

The beautiful music of Brazil... do you remember when you first heard it?

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, samba-jazz, Balanço and MPB.  O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian music. 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. Heralded as the best Brazilian band in Florida, the music of O Som Do Jazz has been featured in HBO's series "Looking", Fox "Grandfathered" and in Chinese and Turkish bossa nova compilations.

Two Bands available!
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.  Check out the rest of our website and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of concerts!

press:

"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

 

New CD!

Our new CD is available!
 
O Som Do Jazz: A Kiss for Rio



"Andrea Moraes Manson’s vocals are direct and with plenty of swing to spare. It’s a joy to hear her voice."
- Egídio Leitão, 
Musica Brasileira


"...this is one of the stand out releases for 2013 in my opinion. O Som Do Jazz has captured the spirit of Bossa Nova in a release that I hope signals many many more "
- Koop Kooper, 
www.cocktailnation.net

Upcoming Concerts

Previous events

Date Event Location
O Som Do Jazz Centers for the Arts - Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Centers for the Arts - Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Rio Bossa at The Club at Treasure Island The Club at Treasure Island The Club at Treasure Island
wedding reception with Rio Bossa  
Artis Naples presents O Som Do Jazz The Baker Museum & Naples Philharmonic, Naples, FL 34108 The Baker Museum & Naples Philharmonic, Naples, FL 34108
Winter Garden Music Fest Lakeview Stage, Winter Garden Lakeview Stage, Winter Garden
Renezvous in Rio with Rio Bossa The Coliseum, St. Petersburg The Coliseum, St. Petersburg
Nova Musica with O Som Do Jazz Music Center at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg Music Center at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
Rio Bossa at Vila Brasil Vila Brasil, Sarasota Vila Brasil, Sarasota
Wednesday Bossa Nova & MPB Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice, FL
O Som Do Jazz at the Seminole Community Library Seminole Community Library, Seminole Seminole Community Library, Seminole

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Real Brazilian music for St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Orlando, Miami and across the State of Florida.  Bossa Nova, samba, MPB, jazz and more!