Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, this group features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians performing samba-jazz, Bossa Nova, Balanço, Baião 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" 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

Our new CD "Go!" was released on June 2!  To hear tracks, visit CD Baby by clicking on the CD image.

Our new CD "Go!" was released on June 2! To hear tracks, visit CD Baby by clicking on the CD image.

"It’s a joy to hear her voice." - Egídio Leitão, Musica Brasileira

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O Som Do Jazz on the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival

Side Door at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. North, St. Petersburg

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.


private party with Rio Bossa

O Som Do Jazz at Selby Gardens

O Som Do Jazz at Selby Gardens


"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,

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