O Som Do Jazz at the MAACM!
Saturday, July 27
MAACM (Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement)
7:30 PM

Brazilian jazz group O Som Do Jazz gives a concert at the Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) on Saturday, July 27. It’s an evening of grooving samba, Bossa Nova, MPB and Baião at the beautiful MAACM in the ball room. O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of Brazilian music. This group features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and an international crew of master musicians. With 4 CDs and original music placed on BBC, Fox and HBO, O Som Do Jazz is a Florida favorite. Tickets are available at https://osomdojazzatmaacm.eventbrite.com .

Clearwater Latin Jazz Fest Workshop & Concert
Dimas Sánchez & the Afro Latin Jazz Project
Saturday, September 14
The Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall
3 PM workshop, 4 PM concert
Free event

The Clearwater Latin Jazz Fest Workshop & Concert features Dimas Sánchez & the Afro Latin Jazz Project. The workshop is led by Dimas Sánchez, an accomplished drummer and percussionist from Puerto Rico, now residing in Orlando. The quartet also includes Mauricio Rodriguez - bass, Mariano Morales - piano and Jochy Rodriguez - trumpet. The band members have performed with Celia Cruz, Tito Nueves, David Sánchez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie “GuaGua” Rivera, Milly Puente, Gabriel Hernandez, Nestor Torres and Chuchito Valdés, among others. The workshop focuses on the roles of each instrument in various Latin music genres.
The free workshop and concert are produced by David Manson & EMIT and sponsored by Ruth Eckerd Hall, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the City of Clearwater and South Arts.

Youtube video:https://youtu.be/pKN5C2p1wN4?si=oAkuMfMASmVwa0Zj
Clearwater Latin Jazz Fest
Friday, September 27
7 PM at The Baycare Sound
Free Event!
Musicians from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the U.S. come together in a free concert of Latin Jazz at the Baycare Sound in downtown Clearwater!
7 PM - Renesito Avich Quartet
8 PM - Mauricio Rodriguez & the MJR Latin Project
9 PM - O Som Do Jazz with Andrea Moraes Manson & José Valentino Ruiz

Renesito Avich is a Cuban-born, Latin Grammy recipient and master of the tres guitar. His concerts are always exciting and entertaining, and his quartet includes some of the best Latin musicians in the state.
Mauricio Rodriguez & the MJR Latin Project revives the Latin jazz scene with original compositions with its intricate fusion of Latin rhythms and momentary flashbacks to the Latin greats of musical history.
O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and an international crew of musicians performing samba-jazz, Bossa Nova, Baião and MPB.  Imagine Brazilian musicians in love with American jazz playing in Rio de Janeiro night clubs circa 1965 - and you get an idea of what O Som Do Jazz is about. Special guest Latin Grammy recipient José Valentino Ruiz joins the group.,
The free event is produced by David Manson, EMIT St. Petersburg Jazz Festival and Ruth Eckerd Hall, with support from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the City of Clearwater and South Arts.

Past Events:

Brazilian Festival
Saturday, May 18 noon to 8 PM
Water Works in Tampa

EMIT is a sponsor of the first Brazilian Festival in Tampa. O Som Do Jazz performs at 3:30 PM followed by capoeira, a carnaval march, food trucks and great MPB bands






David Manson
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival


The St. Petersburg Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by EMIT, Claus and D'Vora Krueger, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, City of St. Petersburg, CETL, St. Petersburg College. 







Would you like to be part of this new Florida jazz tradition?  Contact Director David Manson to talk with him about concerts and sponsorship: mansond@spcollege.edu

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