O Som Do Jazz on the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
There's more to Brazilian music than Bossa Nova! Brazilian group O Som Do Jazz opens the St. Petersburg jazz Festival with samba, Bossa Nova, MPB, balanço & Baião with Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson, Latin GRAMMY recipient and multi-instrumentalist Jose Valentino Ruiz and special guest Rafael Pereira, percussionist. Rafael’s performing resume includes the Grammys, SNL, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall with artists such as Janelle Monae, Prince, India Arie, Bruno Mars, B.O.B, Incognito, Donnie, Julie Dexter, Zee Avi, Russel Gunn and many more. O Som Do Jazz members also include Brazilian pianist Adolfo Mendonça, Colombian bassist Alejandro Arenas, drummer Mark Feinman and trombonist David Manson.
O Som Do Jazz released its third CD, Go!, in June of 2019, featuring all original compositions. With three CDs, placements of their original music on HBO and Fox and performances on the Miami International Jazz Fest and Clearwater Jazz Holiday, O Som Do Jazz is the premiere Brazilian jazz group in Florida.