"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" 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!
"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
"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