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, 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. The original music of O Som Do Jazz has been featured in HBO's series "Looking", Fox "Grandfathered", "The Replacement" on BBC One, and in Chinese and Turkish bossa nova compilations.

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

 

O Som Do Jazz at the Miami International Jazz Fest! - April 27

O Som Do Jazz at the Miami International Jazz Fest! - April 27

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

Upcoming Performances

O Som Do Jazz & Francois de Lima

Side Door at the Palladium, St. Petersburg

It’s a show of grooving samba, Bossa Nova and MPB with Brazilian valve trombonist François de Lima & O Som Do Jazz!

François de Lima began playing trombone at 10 years of age, and at 16 was playing professionally in Brazil. In the 80s he performed with Fabio Jr, Roberto Carlos, Jorge Benjor, Ney Matogrosso and Djavan (with whom he plays today), doing shows at clubs and festivals around the world. Gal Costa presented him at Carnegie Hall. In parallel he developed his work as a musician in the studio, recording with artists like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Ney Matogrosso, Milton Nascimento, and Julio Iglesias Guinga, and others. In addition, François has performed with Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro, Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, César Camargo Mariano, Raul de Souza, Paulo Moura, Wagner Tiso, Dominguinhos and international musicians such as Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, George Benson and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

O Som Do Jazz with Jose Valentino Ruiz

Side Door at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. North, St. Petersburg

O Som Do Jazz performs with flutist/saxophonist José Valentino Ruiz in a special concert of Brazilian samba, Bossa Nova & MPB!

Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is a two-time Latin GRAMMY nominated multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer and educator. During his academic studies, José become the record holder for the most International DownBeat Music Awards--- 49 awards total between 2006 –2018. He is winner of the International Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition and National Flute Association Jazz Flute Competition. José has collaborated with acclaimed artists including Chick Corea, Paquito D'Rivera, Hubert Laws, Candido Camero, Jim Walker, Phil Ramone, Jonathan Butler, Alex Acuña, Aaron Neville, Brian Lynch, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentin, Andy Montanez, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Dave Cleveland, and Abraham Laboriel, just to name a few.

O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer, Andrea Moraes Manson with Alejandro Arenas (bass), John O'Leary (keys), Mark Feinman (drums) and David Manson (trombone/percussion). With three CDs and placement of originals on HBO, FOX and BBC One, O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian music.

O Som Do Jazz at Selby Gardens

O Som Do Jazz at Selby Gardens


Press:

"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 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

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