For the past twenty-one years, nearly 400 events involving new music, jazz, world music, interactive electronics, improvisation and interdisciplinary art forms that incorporate sound have been featured in the EMIT series. EMIT (a registered nonprofit arts organization) brings adventurous music and educational activities to the Tampa Bay area. EMIT is presenter of the annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival and supporter of the18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra.
EMIT is a recipient of programming awards from from Chamber Music America, ASCAP and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. It is supported by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, Gobioff Foundation, F.E.Lykes, Robin Photo Design, Feher Law, Creative Loafing, Bright House Networks, private donors and audience members.
Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 PM
Palladium Theater Side Door
“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music". (George Benson)
"I have seen and played with many wonderful guitar players like Joe Pass or Baden Powell, but no one is like Diego. His ability and swing are unique". (Flora Purim)Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast-rising star in the jazz world and his superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names on the scene today. He is only 35, and he has release 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and he has playing in more than 60 countries around the world. He is winner of several important competitions like Montreal Jazz Competition, VISA Prize and others. A brilliant musician, Diego keeps the traditional essence of Brazilian music and at the same time is extremely virtuosic, modern and innovative. His concerts unite technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.
O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of exceptional musicians skilled in Brazilian styles and jazz. Diego Figueiredo performs solo and then joins O Som Do Jazz for a very special evening of Brazilian Bossa Nova and samba-jazz at the Side Door!
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15. RESERVED: $25. - http://www.mypalladium.org/box-office
Ongoing Recording Arts Program with Boys & Girls Club students at the Royal Theater
This is a educational collaboration with EMIT, the Boys & Girls Club and the MIRA program at St. Petersburg College.
Pro Tools is the industry standard for professional recording. This program is supported by the Pinellas Community Foundation.