Saturday, October 13, 2018

License to Thrill with Helios Jazz Orchestra - November 20!

License to Thrill - Helios Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday, November 20

7:30 PM
Palladium Theater

The expanded 21-member Helios Jazz Orchestra presents a show of legendary spy music, joined by singers Jamie Perlow, Andrea Manson, Sonja Spence & Ronnie Dee. Presented by EMIT & the Palladium Theater.

Enjoy an evening of guilty musical pleasure as we revisit the theme music of the James Bond series, Mission Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Austin Powers, The Prisoner and more, directed by arranger/conductor David Manson. It can be cheesy, silly and yet sublime, but you know that you secretly love the driving 60s grooves, fierce brass, sexy saxophones and hot percussion (with special guest Gumbi Ortiz). With Jamie, Andrea, Sonja and Ronnie singing their hearts out on favorites like Thunderball,” “Nobody Does It Better,” “Goldfinger,” and “Skyfall” with a massive jazz big band, you know that this will be a very special show!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Helios Jazz Orchestra & Belinda Womack

Helios Jazz Orchestra & Belinda Womack
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 PM
Side Door at the Palladium Theater

Singer Belinda Womack joins the 18-member Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, in a program of great big band favorites!

Belinda began singing professionally at age 11 to help support her family in rural Georgia. From 1973 to 1981, Belinda was based in Nashville working as a singer at Combine Recording Studios and also touring with a popular band called Bodyheat. In ’79, she scored #12 Billboard disco hit called “Seabiscuit in the Fifth” as Belinda West. Soon after, she came to Tampa where she became a mainstay in the jazz scene with her group Kool Reflektions. In the mid-90s, she pursued musical ministry and motivational speaking, traveling from the Netherlands to Africa, to South America, the Caribbean and West Indies.

The Helios Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of David Manson, 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! See for tickets.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Helios & Jamie Perlow - May 22

Jamie Perlow joins the Helios Jazz Orchestra as guest singer in a special program of big band favorites. Perlow is an extraordinary area singer and songwriter with radio and television credits. Her expressive style, full voice and flawless intonation set her apart. Selections include “Here’s To Life,” “Orange Colored Sky,” “Too Close for Comfort” and many more! The 18-piece big band Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the area.

The show is Tuesday, May 22 starting at 7:30 PM. For more information, see .

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Helios Jazz Orchestra plays on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday!

The Helios Jazz Orchestra plays on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Friday, October 20 from 4:15 - 5:15 PM. Jamie Perlow is our featured singer and the program includes "The Way You Look Tonight", "Too Close for Comfort", "I'll Be Seeing You" and many more!  See

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Helios & Kirsten Joyer on November 21 at the Side Door!

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs in the cabaret setting of the Side Door at the Palladium Theater on Tuesday, November 21 starting at 7:30 PM.

The guest vocalist is Kirsten Joyer, a sultry singer with a wide vocal range and eclectic repertoire. She currently sings with Off the Cuff, Show Biz Kids (a Steely Dan tribute) and was vocalist with the legendary Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra. The Helios Jazz Orchestra is directed by David Manson and will be featured at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday this season. 

Tickets are $20 general and $30 for reserved seating available at

Friday, June 2, 2017

Chuck Wansley with the Helios Jazz Orchestra - June 20!

Tuesday, June 20
7:30 PM
Side Door at the Palladium Theater

Vocalist Chuck Wansley joins the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, in a special concert of swinging big band music at the Side Door!

Native New Yorker Chuck Wansley began his professional singing and performing career at age 18 on an extended world tour with Up With People. In the early 80s he signed first with Prism Records and then Motown, as a founding member of the urban techno band WARP-9, performing live and producing two albums. Chuck then moved to Los Angeles and matured into a dynamic performer, easily conveying a range of musical styles from Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick, to Fatboy Slim and Maroon 5. Chuck has performed from Connecticut to Napa, Los Angeles to Paris & Prague, along with numerous solo appearances in Japan.

The Helios Jazz Orchestra is the house big band for the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival (scheduled 2/21-25 in 2018) and is comprised of the best jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area. The Palladium Side Door is located at 253 Fifth Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Admission is $20 general and $30 reserved. Advance tickets can be purchased at .

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