O Som Do Jazz at SPIFFS
O Som Do jazz performs at the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair at Vinoy Park.
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.
"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 with Jose Valentino Ruiz
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.
Creative Pinellas Arts Annual event
O Som Do Jazz provides music for Creative Pinellas at the 2018 Arts Annual, its first-ever fundraiser. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2159753654348822/ for more details.