"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 Florida.  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

Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz
Two shows - Sunday, April 2 at 3 PM & 7 PM

Palladium Theater Side Door

“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music".  (George Benson)

"I have seem and played with many wonderful guitar players like Joe Pass or Baden Powell, but no one is like Diego. His ability and swing are unique".  (Flora Purim)

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast-rising star in the jazz world and his superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names on the scene today. He is only 35, and he has release 23 Cds, 3 DVDs, and he has playing in more than 60 contries around the world. He is winner of several important competitions like Montreal Jazz Competition, VISA Prize and others. A brilliant musician, Diego keeps the traditional essence of Brazilian music and at the same time is extremely virtuosic, modern and innovative. His concerts unite technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. 

O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of exceptional musicians skilled in Brazilian styles and jazz. Diego Figueiredo performs solo and then joins O Som Do Jazz for a very special evening of Brazilian Bossa Nova and samba-jazz at the Side Door!  

GENERAL ADMISSION: $15. RESERVED: $25. - http://www.mypalladium.org/box-office/ 
 

Previous events

Date Event Location
Oba Brasil! CL Space, Tampa CL Space, Tampa
Charlotte County Jazz Society Artists Series Cultural Center Theater, Port Charlotte, FL Cultural Center Theater, Port Charlotte, FL
Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz Side Door at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL Side Door at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
Rio Bossa at Sundial Sundial, St. Petersburg Sundial, St. Petersburg
O Som Do Jazz at Jazz in the Stacks West St. Petersburg Community Library, St. Petersburg West St. Petersburg Community Library, St. Petersburg
O Som Do Jazz at Selby Gardens Selby Gardens, Sarasota Selby Gardens, Sarasota
Rio Bossa at the Pasadena Art Show City Hall, Pasadena City Hall, Pasadena
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
Rendezvous 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
Rio Bossa at Vila Brasil Vila Brasil, Sarasota Vila Brasil, Sarasota
O Som Do Jazz at Winter Garden MusicFest South Boyd Street Stage, Winter Garden, Florida South Boyd Street Stage, Winter Garden, Florida
 —  — Movies in the Park with Rio Bossa North Straub Park, located on Beach Drive between 4th & 5th Ave. NE , St. Petersburg, FL North Straub Park, located on Beach Drive between 4th & 5th Ave. NE , St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa Jazz Club presents O Som Do Jazz Mainstage Theatre, HCC Performing Arts Building, Ybor City, FL Mainstage Theatre, HCC Performing Arts Building, Ybor City, FL
O Som Do Jazz in Gulfport Catherine Hickman Theater, Gulfport, FL Catherine Hickman Theater, Gulfport, FL
Wild Gala One Progress Plaza, St. Petersburg, FL One Progress Plaza, St. Petersburg, FL

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