Tuesday, June 18, 2019

CD Release from O Som Do Jazz

CD Release from O Som Do Jazz
Musicians from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. perform in O Som Do Jazz, a group that plays Brazilian classics, as well as original music. The group just released their third CD, Go!.

Go! has 12 original compositions by David Manson and features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson, saxophonist Austin Vickrey, bassist Alejandro Arenas, drummer Mark Feinman, keyboardist Jeremy Douglass, flutist Jose Valentino Ruiz, guitarist Alfredo Rivero and trombonist David Manson.

O Som Do Jazz has performed on the Miami International Jazz Fest, Clearwater Jazz Holiday and St. Petersburg Jazz Festival.  Manson's original music has been placed in shows on HBO, Fox, BBC One, CW and AMC. To hear some music from Go!, visit: https://osomdojazz.hearnow.com/

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

O Som Do Jazz & Francois de Lima - Sept. 6

 O Som Do Jazz & Francois de Lima
Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 PM
Side Door at the Palladium Theater

Presented by EMIT - It’s a show of grooving samba, Bossa Nova and MPB with Brazilian valve trombonist François de Lima & O Som Do Jazz!

François de Lima began playing trombone at 10 years of age, and at 16 was playing professionally in Brazil. In the 80s he performed with Fabio Jr, Roberto Carlos, Jorge Benjor, Ney Matogrosso and Djavan (with whom he plays today), doing shows at clubs and festivals around the world. Gal Costa presented him at Carnegie Hall. In parallel he developed his work as a musician in the studio, recording with artists like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Ney Matogrosso, Milton Nascimento, and Julio Iglesias Guinga, and others. In addition, François has performed with Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro, Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, César Camargo Mariano, Raul de Souza, Paulo Moura, Wagner Tiso, Dominguinhos and international musicians such as Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, George Benson and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

In 1992, along with those friends, François initiated the project of Banda Mantiqueira; an acclaimed, Grammy–nominated Brazilian big band which remains today as a reference in the Brazilian instrumental music scene. François visits the U.S. and the Tampa Bay area to release his recording CD 'Suingue Brasileiro'. In this recording he interprets works by Djavan, João Bosco, Moacir Santos and others, presenting a unique blend of Brazilian ginga (swing) and American jazz.

O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians performing Bossa Nova, samba, balanço and MPB. Band members also include Regis Moreira (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass), David Manson (trombone/percussion), and Mark Feinman (drums). O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960-80s Brazilian music. The music of O Som Do Jazz has been featured in HBO, Fox and BBC One shows and in Chinese and Turkish Bossa Nova compilations. The group will be releasing their third CD in the fall. This concert is presented by EMIT & the Palladium Theater.

Tickets are $25 general admission & $35 for reserved seating. See www.mypalladium.org for tickets.

Helios & Belinda Womack - Oct. 2

Helios Jazz Orchestra & Belinda Womack
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 PM

Side Door at the Palladium Theater

Singer Belinda Womack joins the 18-member Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, in a program of great big band favorites!

Belinda began singing professionally at age 11 to help support her family in rural Georgia. From 1973 to 1981, Belinda was based in Nashville working as a singer at Combine Recording Studios and also touring with a popular band called Bodyheat. In ’79, she scored #12 Billboard disco hit called “Seabiscuit in the Fifth” as Belinda West. Soon after, she came to Tampa where she became a mainstay in the jazz scene with her group Kool Reflektions. In the mid-90s, she pursued musical ministry and motivational speaking, traveling from the Netherlands to Africa, to South America, the Caribbean and West Indies.

The Helios Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of David Manson, has been featured on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival and Ybor Jazz Festival. It is comprised of top area jazz musicians who love the sound of a roaring jazz big band! See www.mypalladium.org for tickets.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Helios on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday - Oct. 20!

The Helios Jazz Orchestra plays on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Friday, October 20 from 4:15 - 5:15 PM. Jamie Perlow is our featured singer and the program includes "The Way You Look Tonight", "Too Close for Comfort", "I'll Be Seeing You" and many more!  See https://www.clearwaterjazz.com/

Monday, October 5, 2015

O Som Do Jazz at the Winter Garden Music Fest - October 9

O Som Do Jazz performs at the Winter Garden Music Fest on October 9 at 8:30 PM at the Lakeview Stage.  For more information about this free concert, see http://wintergardenmusicfest.com/ .

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rio Bossa at the MFA on July 18


Led by Rio de Janeiro vocalist Andrea Moraes Manson, this quartet presents the very best of Brazilian bossa nova, sultry samba, and música popular brasileira wrapped in an intimate sound. Julie Garisto has praised Ms. Moraes as “dynamic and subtly passionate” in Creative Loafing. When: Friday, July 18, 2014 6:30-9:30pm Where: Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE St Petersburg, Florida 33701

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"A Kiss for Rio" - CD Release Concert on June 20!

Brazilian jazz group O Som Do jazz celebrates the release of their second CD, "A Kiss for Rio" at the Palladium Theater Side Door on Thursday, June 20!

The 7-piece band is fronted by Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and includes Alejandro Arenas (bass), Alfredo Rivero (guitar), Mark Feinman (drums), David Cubillos (piano), Austin Vickrey (sax) and David Manson (trombone). The group explores Brazil's rich palatte of rhythms and styles including Baiao, marcha, Bossa Nova, samba-jazz, chill, samba-funk and MPB in Portuguese and English.

Enjoy real Brazilian jazz in the cabaret environment of the Side Door! Admission is $15 general. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Location Side Door at the Palladium Theater 253 Fifth Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33701