The 18-member Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. David Manson, backs singer Sonja Spence in a jazz big band show at the Side Door. Sonja Spence is a seasoned jazz vocalist with a warm, resonant voice well suited to traditional jazz standards and swing. Her singing and style are influenced by jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. Selections include “Here’s to Life”, “What Is This Thing Called Love?”, “Doodlin’”, “My Funny Valentine” and many others.
The Helios Jazz Orchestra 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!
Presented by David Manson & EMIT.
General Admission: $25.