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

Previous events

Jul17

private conference event with O Som Do Jazz

Diego Figueiredo - June 15

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

“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music”. – George Benson

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast-rising star in the jazz world. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names on the scene today. At age 36, he has already released 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and has played in more than 60 countries around the world. A brilliant musician, Figueiredo keeps the traditional essence of Brazilian music, and at the same time is extremely virtuosic, modern and innovative. His concerts unite technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.

Join us for an intimate evening of jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova, chorinho and more with Figueiredo playing solo acoustic guitar, and a cameo appearance by Brazilian vocalist, Andrea Moraes Manson.

O Som Do Jazz at Miami International Jazz Fest

Miami, FL

O Som Do Jazz performs on the Miami International Jazz Fest on April 27, 2018. Stay tuned for more information...

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, 
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Real Brazilian music in Florida for St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Orlando, Miami and across the State of Florida.  Bossa Nova, samba, MPB, jazz and more!