Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jazz Festival!

O Som Do Jazz will be a featured group on the St. Petersburg College Jazz Festival with a performance on Friday, January 30. The concert is at 7:30 at the Music Center at SPC. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the music department scholarship fund. For more information, call (727) 341-4301.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Nov. 8 - Safety Harbor Wine Fest

On Saturday, November 8 - O Som Do Jazz is headlining the 7th annual Safety Harbor Wine Fest starting at 9 PM.

Enjoy a night of live entertainment throughout Downtown along with delectible foods, arts and crafts and of course, wines from all over the world. Proceeds benifit 5 local charitable organizations.

Main Street - Safety Harbor, FL 34695
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Contact: 727-724-1572

Cost: FREE... Samples of wines are $3 or $5

Friday, August 15, 2008

o som do jazz at the library in sarasota

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Our next concert!

Sunday, July 27

3 PM

O Som Do Jazz

Oba Oba Bossa Nova!

Catherine A. Hickman Theater

5501 27th Ave. South

Gulfport, FL 33703

Phone: 727.341.4363

admission: $10 at the door

Monday, June 30, 2008

Dali Museum

We are performing at the Salvador Dali Museum on Friday, July 18 from 5-8 PM!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

for our Japanese readers

O Som Do Jazz はリオ デ ジャネロ生まれの歌手アンドレア マンソンをFeat. した作品。アンドリアは200年にアメリカに建築家として往来した後、2004年にジャズ ミージシャンの夫のデイヴ マンソンさんとジャズ シンガーとしての幅広い活動を始める。

普通のボサノバ シンガーのように(Whisper-囁いてるような)歌声ではなく、彼女の声質は個性的でアンドレア自身の独特の強く自然に音楽を理解しメッセージをファンに伝えるような歌声は世界的に多くのボサノバファンを魅了している。

O Som Do Jazz のメンバーはブラジルのサンパウロ出身のキーボード担当のRegis(レジー)同じくサンパウロ出身のドラマー担当のRoberto(ロバート)、キューバ出身のギタリストAlfredo(アルフレッド)、ブラジルのカリティバ出身のベーシストのAdemar(アデマー)、サックスフォン担当Jeremy(ジャーミー)そしてサックスフォン/アレンジ担当のアンドレアの夫のデイヴ マンソンとフルート奏者のJohn(ジョン)ともちろんシンガーのアンドレア マンソンとのフロリダを代表する8人のブラジリアン ミージシャンで構成されているボサノババンドである。

O Som Do Jazzは現在フロリダを中心に活動しており最近のライブはJazz Brazil(ジャズ ブラジル)、Historic Asolo Theatre(アソロ歴史館)、Brazil Art Fest、(ブラジルアートフェステバル)、Salvador Dali Musium (ダリ美術館)、Lights on Tampa,First Night(フロリダ州、タンパ市でのフェステバル)などで幅広く音楽活動をしブラジル/ボサノバ音楽をこよなく愛するファンを魅了している。

Brasil Arts Festival

Monday, May 19, 2008

Musica Brasileira had some nice things to say about Infinita Bossa by O Som Do Jazz. This is the header on their web site:

"With a classic repertoire of Bossa Nova music, this album celebrates 50 years of Bossa Nova. WIth simple arrangements and a good mixture of solos exhibiting the fine musicians in the group, Infinita Bossa is a nice collection that praises Bossa Nova and its haunting melodies and soothing sounds."

See the rest of the review here: http://musicabrasileira.org/somdojazz/

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Oba Oba Bossa Nova! concert June 8

In celebration of the 50th anniversay of the birth of bossa nova, O Som Do Jazz will be performing at New College in Sarasota on Sunday, June 8 at 3 PM. The concert will feature vocalist Andrea Moraes Manson and O Som Do Jazz performing bossa nova, MPB, samba-jazz and baion. Band members for this concert include Tom Caribasi (drums), Regis Moriera (piano), Mark Neuenschwander (bass), Jeremy Powell (saxophone) and David Manson (trombone).

The concert is at Sainer Pavilion, on the campus of New College (near the Ringling Museum) located at 5313 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota. Admission is $10 at the door. The telephone number there is (941) 487-4665.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Infinita Bossa Gets Out There!

Disk Union (Japan), CD Baby and Dusty Groove are distributing Infinita Bossa throughout the world. Recent sales include Russia, Italy, Japan and Switzerland, in addition to the U.S. Dusty Groove had this to say about Infinita Bossa:

"A really classic-styled session of Brazilian jazz vocals -- of the sort that takes us back to late 60s work by singers like Elis Regina or Leny Andrade! The instrumentation is quite warm and all acoustic -- jazzy flute, sax, guitar, keyboards, and trombone -- the last of which is played by arranger David Manson, who's kind of the powerhouse of the group. Andrea Moraes Manson sings lead vocals on the set -- with a quality that's light, but never thin or too airy -- just the right sort of 60s bossa mode to please our ears, and a style that few American recordings ever get right! Production is great too, with just the right balance of warmth to remind us of the old days -- and none of the too-bright or too-clear tones that can sometimes mar a modern bossa effort."

KDHX's Radio Rio recently played cuts from the release, as well as WMNF and WUSF in the Tampa Bay area.

Oba Oba

A reader asked me what "Oba Oba!" means.

Oba is an expression of happiness when something good happens. Like Wow! or “that's so cool!” In Brazil, if kids are told that we have ice cream, they might say OBA!!!!! Ice Cream!!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

O Som Do Jazz has released its first CD entitled Infinita Bossa featuring Rio de Janeiro vocalist Andrea Moraes Manson. O Som Do Jazz is a working band based in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

Selections include Ela e Carioca, Brigas Nunca Mais, Batucada Surgiu, Lobo Bobo, Berimbau, Caso Serio, Influencia do Jazz, Noa Noa, Deixa, Corcovado, Voce e Eu, Manha de Carnaval, Sea & Salt, Flor de Lis, Voce Abusou & E Com Esse Que Que Eu Vou.

With admiration of Elis Regina, Zimbo and Tamba Trios as reference points, O Som Do Jazz approached Infinita Bossa imagining what the band might have sounded like in a Rio or São Paulo club date circa 1965.

The recording available online through CD Baby at:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/osomdojazz .