David & Andrea Manson are Kenwood residents who lead the Brazilian bossa nova & samba-jazz group, O Som Do Jazz. The group has two recordings (Infinita Bossa & A Kiss for Rio) and its original music has been placed in the HBO series “Looking”. The group has been featured on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Mod Miami, Ybor Jazz Fest, Pensacola Jazz Fest and other events.
Andrea was born in Rio de Janeiro and is an architect. David teaches music courses at St. Petersburg College and directs the 18-member Helios Jazz Orchestra, 10-piece Helios Swingtet, MIFU (Mobile Itinerant Funk Unit) and the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. David is a founding member of the MIRA (Music Industry/Recording Arts) program at St. Petersburg College.