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. With four CDs, 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

"Very nice and pleasant album… my favorite tracks are "Falar Abobrinha", "Sem Pensar", "Soltar Pipa" and "Foi A Noite".- Arnaldo DeSouteiro

Our new CD "Aberto" was released on February 12! To hear tracks, click on the CD image. * “Dynamic and clean arrangements guide Moraes Manson through the songs, as she, taking inspiration from classic singers such as Elis Regina, glides smoothly over the music in clear resonating tones. ” - Andy Harrison, Arts Axis                                                                                    On “Sem Pensar,” Andrea Manson’s voice floats cloudlike over the musical landscape. - Tony Green, Creative Pinellas

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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, www.cocktailnation.net

“On “Sem Pensar,” Andrea Manson’s voice floats cloudlike over the musical landscape.”
-Tony Green, Creative Pinellas

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