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.

Two Bands available!
Available as a large group (O Som Do Jazz) or a smaller ensemble (Rio Bossa) both groups are active in Florida.  Check out the rest of our website and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of concerts!


"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


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

Upcoming Performances

Previous events

Oba Brasil!

CL Space, 1911 N 13th St w200, Tampa

Brazilian Bossa Nova & samba-jazz from O Som Do Jazz is featured at the CL Space in Ybor City on Sunday, November 27 at 3 PM. The sextet is led by Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson with a team of jazz musicians skilled in Brazilian styles.

The group has recently performed at festivals in Winter Garden, Naples, Sarasota & Port Charlotte. Enjoy an afternoon of real Brazilian music at the beautiful CL Space in Ybor City! Admission is $10 only available at the door. There is no reserved seating.

Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz

Side Door at the Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast-rising star in the jazz world and his superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names on the scene today. He is only 35, and he has release 23 Cds, 3 DVDs, and he has playing in more than 60 contries around the world. He is winner of several important competitions like Montreal Jazz Competition, VISA Prize and others. A brilliant musician, Diego 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.

O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of exceptional musicians skilled in Brazilian styles and jazz. Diego Figueiredo performs solo and then joins O Som Do Jazz for a very special evening of Brazilian Bossa Nova and samba-jazz at the Side Door!


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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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!