Sunday, November 22, 2009

Helios at the Salvador Dali Museum

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs at the Salvador Dali Museum on Tuesday, November 24 at 8 PM.  The concert includes works by Charles Mingus, Mario Bauza, Horace Silver, David Manson and more.  Sasha Tuck is the featured vocalist for the concert.  Admission is $10 at the door.  The Salvador Dali Museum is located at 1000 3rd St. South in St. Petersburg.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Helios at the Palladium Theater

The 20-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra performs at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30 PM.  The big band will feature vocalists Andrea Moraes Manson and Rita Wilson in a program that runs the gamut from Tom Jobim's "No More Blues" to Mario Bauza's "Frenzy" to "Too Close for Comfort"and more!   

Palladum Theater - 253 Fifth Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 822-3590

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Helios at Peace Memorial 10/11

The Helios Jazz Orchestra will perform at Peace Memorial Church on their Concert Series - Sunday, October 11 at 3 PM. With the sizzle of a solar flare, the Helios Jazz Orchestra will thrill you with its full sound and selections from Gershwin to Count Basie. This 20 piece Big Band is under the baton of trombonist David Manson of SPC. Some of its talented members have performed with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Burt Bacharach and Henry Mancini. As Clearwater prepares for its big jazz fest the following week, come swing along with the sounds of the Helios Jazz Orchestra. Free will donation.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FREE Concert - September 15

The Helios Jazz Orchestra is performing its most difficult instrumental works on Tuesday, September 15 at the SPC Music Center.  The concert begins at 7:30 PM.  

The selections include arrangements and compositions by Charles Mingus, Steve Speigel, Tom Jobim and more.  The SPC Music Center is located at the corner of 5th Ave. North & 66th St. in St. Petersburg.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Concert - Sunday, August 16!

The Helios Jazz Orchestra is performing on Sunday, August 16 at 3 PM at the SPC Music Center.

Eddie Rosicky and Rita Wilson are the featured singers. Selections include “Witchcraft”, “Black Coffee”, “Agua de Beber”, “Gravy Waltz” and others.

Admission is $10 at the door. There are no advance tickets available. The Music Center at St. Petersburg College is located at 6605 Fifth Ave. North in St. Petersburg, FL 33733.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Helios at the Palladium - July 12

The Helios Jazz Orchestra, (directed by David Manson), presents an afternoon of jazz at the Palladium Theater on Sunday, July 12 at 3 PM. Rita Wilson is the featured vocalist for this concert that will include Swing, Latin and Bebop selections.

Admission is $10. The Palladium Theater is located at 253 Fifth Avenue North in St. Petersburg. The Palladium Theater Box Office is (727) 822-3590.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kevin Mahogany & the Helios Jazz Orchestra - May 31

Kevin Mahogany, one of the premier vocalists in jazz, is the headliner for WMNF's debut Jazz Jam. He will be backed by the sixteen-piece modern big band, The Helios Jazz Orchestra

With eleven CD's as a leader, and quite a few as a sideman, Kevin has proved to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. Newsweek describes him as " the standout jazz vocalist of his generation." New Yorker magazine writer Whitney Balliet writes, "There is little Mahogany cannot do." Says the LA TIMES, " Mahogany is one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years." 

The event starts at 4 PM on Sunday, May 31.  Kevin Mahogany & Helios perform at 9 PM.

Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the venue available by:

  • Phone: 813-238-8001
  • online at

910 Skipper Road
TampaFL 33613
Phone: (813) 971 - 0666

Directions from North - I-275 to Bearss exit, then left one block to Nebraska. Go right on Nebraska for 1/4 mile to Skipper Road. Turn left and then left into parking lot.

Directions from South or East - I-275 N to Fletcher exit, then right one block to Nebraska. Go left on Nebraska to Skipper Road. Turn right and then left into parking lot.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 30!

On April 30, the Helios Jazz Orchestra welcomes Russia’s award-winning chamber orchestra Divertissement Ensemble with a performance. The concert will feature vocalists Rita Wilson and Michael Cerone in selections including “They Can’t Take Away From Me”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and more.

The free concert is open to the public. It starts at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Petersburg College Music Center, located at 6605 5th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. For more information, please call 727-341-7984.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jazz Appreciation Month!

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, come see lead trumpeter Tom Parmerter knock whole Dewey Decimal sequences off the library shelves at “Jazz in the Stacks” – Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30.

The Helios Jazz Orchestra plays a free concert at the West St. Petersburg Public Library located at the St. Petersburg College campus. Guest singers Rita Wilson and Michael Cerone join with the band. This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the EMIT series and the City of St. Petersburg.

Tuesday, April 21
7:30 PM
Free admission
West St. Petersburg Community Library - 750 66th Street North, St. Petersburg

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Helios at the Hickman Theater

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs at the Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport on Tuesday, April 14. The concert begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $10 at the door.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Helios in March

Tuesday, March 3 – Palladium Theater at 7:30 PM

The Helios Jazz Orchestra (David Manson – director) performs with vocalist Rita Wilson and guest saxophonist Butch Thomas. Admission is $10. 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - Call (727) 822-3590 for ticket information.

Tuesday, March 10 – First Unity Church at 7 PM

The Helios Jazz Orchestra (David Manson – director) performs with vocalists Rita Wilson and Michael Cerone. Admission is $10.
469 45th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 - Call (727) 341-4363 for more information.