Why hire Helios Jazz Orchestra?
The Helios Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece jazz big band in St. Petersburg, Florida directed by David Manson... available for festivals, wedding receptions and special events. Since inception in 2008, Helios has been active performing at the Clearwater Jazz Festival, Palladium Theater, Ybor Jazz Festival, Sarasota Big Band Bash, the Salvador Dali Museum, SPC Jazz Festival and other events. Helios performs every third Tuesday of the month at NOVA 535.
David Manson: Director
We are influenced by the great bigs bands of the past and the present including the Count Basie Orchestra, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Mario Bauza Orchestra, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and others.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 180 minutes
The Helios Jazz Orchestra is made up of the finest professional jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area and plays Swing, Latin, Bossa Nova, Bebop & Funk. We are a modern big band that rehearses on a weekly basis to stay sharp and musically fit. We work with a variety of excellent singers including Belinda Womack, Denise Moore, Sasha Tuck, Rita Wilson, Theo Valentin, Dale Williams & David Thut. We play dance music as well as concert music. Audience members love the big sound of this big band!
Past Booked Dates:
11-15-2011 — NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg
10-18-2011 — NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg
08-16-2011 — Concert at NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg
Available for Your
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Private Party, Wedding Reception
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