Nova Musica

New Works by David Manson
with O Som Do Jazz

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September 15 at 7:30 pm
Free
Music Center at St. Petersburg College
6605 5th Ave N
Details here
and
Friday, October 21 at 6 pm
Free
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs
Details here
Details here

NEA/Pinellas Recovers Grant Update

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David Manson premieres his original Brazilian-inspired jazz compositions on Thursday, September 15 and . Joining him in this free concert is Brazilian music group O Som Do Jazz performing new works of samba, Bossa Nova, Afoxé and Baião. O Som Do Jazz players include Andrea Moraes Manson (voice), Tabajara Belo (guitar), Austin Vickrey (saxophones), Bruno Miranda (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass), Mark Feinman (drums) and David Manson (trombone).

O Som Do Jazz

Manson teaches jazz ensembles, composition, Pro Tools and low brass in the Music and MIRA programs at SPC. His music has been placed in TV shows on HBO, Fox, BBC, Showtime, AMC, ABC and CW networks.

Manson is a recipient of the John Collins Arts Endowment of Community Foundation Tampa Bay, Individual Artist Grant through the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and a Pinellas Recovers Grant through Creative Pinellas and the National Endowment for the Arts. These free concerts are made available through these grants, EMIT and St. Petersburg College.
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More Upcoming Shows

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Sonja Spence & Helios Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm
Palladium Theater Side Door
Details here

Helios Jazz Orchestra with Sonja Spence

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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, presented by EMIT.

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 Vaughan. Selections include “Here’s to Life,” “What Is This Thing Called Love?,” “Doodlin’,” “Inner Urge” 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!
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EMIT Latin Jazz Fest

3 days of great Latin Jazz presented by the nonprofit EMIT

Martin Bejerano

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October 6 at 7:30 pm
– Martin Bejerano Trio at the Music Center at St Pete College.

Award-winning pianist and composer Martin Bejerano leads a trio playing original music influenced by his Cuban and American roots. The performance includes his #CubanAmerican Suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America. This concert is part of the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Details here.
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MJR Latin Project

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October 7 at 7:30 pm
– MJR Latin Project at Bayboro Brewing

Mauricio J Rodriguez, a well-known Cuban bass player and composer, leads this band with some of the finest musicians in the area – a Grammy-winning saxophonist, Zach Bornheimer, pianist Pablo Arencibia, drummer Andy Fornet (of Orquesta Revé and Charanga Habanera, Cuba), and conguero and percussionist Dimas Sanchez. Details here.

 

O Som Do Jazz

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October 8 at 6 pm – The Latin Knights & O Som Do Jazz 3 at the Museum of American Arts & Crafts Movement (MAACM) – Free!

The Latin Knights and Brazilian band O Som Do Jazz finish the Latin Jazz Fest with a free concert in the beautiful Museum of Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) in St. Petersburg. This free concert is brought to you by EMIT, the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Pinellas, the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, MAACM and the City of St. Petersburg.
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Jaap Blonk on the EMIT series
Sunday, October 16 at 3 pm
Tully-Levine Gallery at the ArtsXchange

Jaap Blonk

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EMIT & the Warehouse Arts District Association present Dutch vocal artist Jaap Blonk performing one of the key works of the Dada movement, a poem existing of nothing but (mostly) meaningless syllables – the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters, a masterpiece written between 1923 and 1932. Jaap is joined by improvisers Jim Stewart (drums), Tom Kersey (cello) and David Manson (trombone) in a freeform exploration of sound. Details here.

Renowned Dutch vocalist and sound poet Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure.“Blonk’s avant-garde performances channel the provocatively pioneering nonsense of Dadaism. His work is tremendously complex, but his brilliance makes it easy to think the opposite.” (San Francisco Weekly).
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davidmanson.net

osomdojazz.com

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