Our lineup for the past 2022 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival:
This jazz festival is sponsored by the nonprofit EMIT and takes place at the Palladium Theater and Side Door. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.mypalladium.org/events/
O Som Do Jazz with Rafael Pereira,
Jose Valentino Ruiz & Andrea Moraes Manson
Wednesday, February 23
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 guests Rafael Pereira (percussion) and Tabajara Belo (guitar). 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, Tabajara Belo, 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.
Friday, February 25
From their birth as an underground project for musicians from the St. Louis Symphony, RADIOjazzHEAD explores the fusion of 90s rock with jazz in a postmodern jazz orchestra setting. Travel through the music of Radiohead into an imagined orchestral world interpreted through Motown, Soul, and Nu Jazz. The wunderkind of saxophonist/composer Pete Carney, RADIOjazzHEAD is a 12-piece orchestra with vocals dedicated to Radiohead and their super friends from the 90’s. With a string quartet, horns, rhythm section & video images, this concert features rock anthems from Thom Yorke, Beck, Cobain, Portishead, Soundgarden & Radiohead with a serious jazz twist.
Helios Jazz Orchestra &
Saturday, February 26
Chris Dingman Trio
Sunday, February 27
Chris Dingman is a vibraphonist and composer known for his distinctive approach to the instrument: sonically rich and conceptually expansive, bringing listeners on a journey to a beautiful, transcendent place merging jazz and global influences. This music has a healing property so needed in these difficult times. Dingman has been profiled by NPR, the New York Times, DRUM magazine and many other publications, and has received fellowships and grants from the Chamber Music America, the Doris Duke Foundation, New Music USA, and the Herbie Hancock Institute (formerly the Thelonious Monk Institute).
Dingman has done significant work with legendary artists Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as well as next generation visionaries such as Jen Shyu, Ambrose Akinmusire, Steve Lehman, and many others, performing around the world including India, Vietnam, and extensively in Europe and North America. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and a composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” the fluidity of his musical approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted composer, bandleader, and recording artist.” (Jon Weber, NPR). Chris is joined by stellar Miami artists Carlo DeRosa on bass and Rodolfo Zuniga on drums.