O Som Do Jazz
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was beautiful music…
“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
O Som Do Jazz recaptures the spirit of 1960-70s Brazilian Bossa Nova, samba, samba-jazz and MPB. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the band features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and musicians experienced in Brazilian music.
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. Andrea has a natural understanding of this wonderful music and sings from the heart, like only a Brazilian can! She sings in Portuguese and English.
O Som Do Jazz has recorded two CDs and is delighted to present bossa nova, samba, MPB & Brazilian regional music to audiences that appreciate this beautiful music. The international group also includes Colombians Alejandro (bass & David (keyboards), Cuban guitarist Alfredo, trombonist David, saxophonist Austin and drummer Mark. O Som Do Jazz is active performing in Florida on festivals, concerts and special events in the South and its music has been included in the HBO series “Looking”.