O Som Do Jazz recaptures the spirit of 1960s Brazilian Bossa Nova, samba-jazz and baião. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the band features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson.
Andrea moved to the Tampa Bay area from Rio in 2000. Trained as an architect, she began performing, with the encouragement of her jazz musician husband David, in 2004. Unlike many "pseudo" bossa nova singers, Andrea has a natural understanding of this music. In her debut recording (Infinita Bossa), Andrea has caught the attention of bossa nova lovers worldwide.
The international group also includes Columbian keyboardist David, Bahia-trained drummer Mark, Columbian bassist Alejandro, Cuban guitarist Alfredo, trombonist David and saxophonist Austin (both with music study in Brazil). As a working band (not a one-time project), O Som Do Jazz has performed at the Pensacola JazzFest, Jazz Brasil, the Historic Asolo Theatre, Dali Fest, First Night, Brasil Arts Fest, Lights On Tampa, First Night, Safety Harbor Wine Festival, Salvador Dali Museum and more.
Their debut CD (Infinita Bossa) has impressed bossa nova lovers across the world. If you like Brazilian music, keep O Som Do Jazz in mind for festivals, weddings and other special events! See www.osomdojazz.com for more information.