From New York to Sidney, Australia, O Som Do Jazz has impressed music critics!
NOTABLE LATIN JAZZ CDs OF 2013 - W. Royal Stokes
"Here you have a Brazilian vocalist performing together with Colombian, Cuban and US musicians in a joyful performance of Brazilian sounds... 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
"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
"Doing a show like the Cocktail Nation I see a lot of albums come up to the Sydney Penthouse so when this album arrived I was pleased to see a band doing some very cool Bossa. There are so many sub genres of Lounge so it's great to have a different angle come my way I knew it was going to be awesome as soon as I put it on the Hi Fi. I certainly wasn't disappointed and 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
"O Som Do Jazz does bossa nova the right way without getting lost in musical clichés." - Lissette Corsa, Global Groove Connection
"The group, which features the voice of Andrea Moraes Manson, has a deep and subtle understanding of how this idiomatic blend works best. Moraes Manson has obviously learned much for Elis Regina, but she allows herself to float inside the arrangements, making Infinita Bossa not so much a vocalist-plus-band as a complete integration." - Charles Farrell, emusic
"Supple, sophisticated sounds from a local outfit well-versed in Brazil's wonderfully diverse music. Take a listen to the lively “Berimbau” and be hooked immediately." - Curtis Ross, Tampa Tribune
"A really classic-styled session of Brazilian jazz vocals --of the sort that takes us back to late 60s work by singers like Elis Regina or Leny Andrade!" - Dusty Groove