Artist of the day: O Som Do Jazz
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Trombonist David Manson has played in the orchestras of touring shows at performing arts centers in the area. A well-traveled symphony player, he sat in with the Florida Orchestra on numerous occasions, and as a jazz man, has played with a free-bop group called Shim and the Frank Zappa tribute band Bogus Pomp.
Now Manson is into Brazilian music with his crack seven-piece band called O Som Do Jazz, featuring his Rio de Janeiro-born wife, Andrea Moraes Manson, on vocals. They have a sparkling new CD out, A Kiss for Rio.
"I always liked Brazilian music, but I didn't know it very deeply. A lot of what I heard was very Americanized — cool stuff like Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 — and it was Andrea who showed me the real Brazilian music," Manson said.
For more on O Som Do Jazz, click here for John Fleming's profile.