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. O Som Do Jazz has performed with Antonio Adolfo, Jovino Santos Neto, Diego Figueiredo, Francois de Lima, Haroldo Mauro and other Brazilian artists.


Magical Brazilian music filled the room at The Palladium Side Door In St. Pete as O Som Do Jazz got St. Petersburg Jazz Festival off to a wonderful start! - Scott Hopkins, MusicFestNews

"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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Previous events

Saturday, 10/8 FREE Concert! - The Latin Knights and Brazilian band O Som Do Jazz finish the Latin Jazz Fest with a free concert in the beautiful Museum of Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) in St. Petersburg. Enjoy this gorgeous museum, have a cocktail from the concession and listen to great Latin jazz. This free concert is brought to you by EMIT, the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Pinellas, the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, MAACM and the City of St. Petersburg.

David Manson premieres his original Brazilian-inspired jazz compositions on Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 PM in the Music Center. Joining him in this free concert is Brazilian music group O Som Do Jazz performing new works of samba, Bossa Nova, Afoxé and Baião. O Som Do Jazz players include Andrea Moraes Manson (voice), Tabajara Belo (guitar), Austin Vickrey (saxophones), Bruno Miranda (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass), Mark Feinman (drums) and David Manson (trombone). Manson teaches jazz ensembles, composition, Pro Tools and low brass in the Music and MIRA programs at SPC. His music has been placed in TV shows on HBO, Fox, BBC, Showtime, AMC, ABC and CW networks. Manson is a recipient of the John Collins Arts Endowment, Individual Artist Grant through the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and a Pinellas Recovers Grant through Creative Pinellas and the National Endowment for the Arts. This free concert is made available through these grants and St. Petersburg College.

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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