There’s more to Brazilian music than Bossa Nova! Brazilian group O Som Do Jazz opens the St. Petersburg jazz Festival with samba, Bossa Nova, MPB, balanço & Baião with Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson, Latin GRAMMY recipient and multi-instrumentalist Jose Valentino Ruiz (flute) and special guest Rafael Pereira (percussion). Rafael’s performing resume includes the Grammys, SNL, David Letterman, and Arsenio Hall with artists such as Janelle Monae, Prince, India Arie, Bruno Mars, B.O.B, Incognito, Donnie, Julie Dexter, Zee Avi, Russel Gunn, and many more.
O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson, Jose Valentino Ruiz, Alejandro Arenas, Mark Feinman and David Manson. With three CDs, placements of their original music on HBO and Fox and performances on the Miami International Jazz Fest and Clearwater Jazz Holiday, O Som Do Jazz is the premiere Brazilian jazz group in Florida.
ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Wed, 2/23 – O Som do Jazz w/ Rafael Pereira, Jose Valentino Ruiz & Andrea Moraes Manson
Thu, 2/24 – Best of Blue Note with James Suggs & Austin Vickrey Sextet
Fri, 2/25 – RADIOJazzHead
Sat, 2/26 – Emma Hedrick w/ Helios Jazz Orchestra
Sun, 2/27 – Chris Dingman Trio
This concert is produced by EMIT with support from the Palladium Theater as a partner. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, St. Petersburg College and the City of St. Petersburg.
General Admission: $25.
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