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 - a free concert at ARTS 46/4

ARTS 46/4, 460 46th Ave North, St. Petersburg

O Som Do Jazz presents new original music inspired by Brazilian music styles. This free concert is made possible through the support of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Creative Pinellas and the EMIT series.

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 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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