Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Helios Returns to NOVA 535!

Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm 

Helios returns to the NOVA 535 event space for a concert of modern big band jazz on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:30PM. Our special guest singer is Sasha Tuck.

With Swing dancing, cabaret seating, full bar & valet parking - this is a Tuesday evening you won't forget!

Admission is only $5. NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg

535 Dr. M. L. King Jr Street N (9th Street North) 
For directions, see

Friday, October 29, 2010

Helios & Kevin Mahogany - Nov. 7

A vocal tour de force, Midwestern born singer Kevin 
Mahogany burst onto the scene in the ‘90s and 
sparked resurgence in male jazz vocals not seen 
since Joe Williams, Mel Tormé, and Billy Eckstine. 
With his big sound and swinging style he has 
proven to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. As a 
youngster he studied piano and reeds, which no 
doubt later contributed to his unique phrasing, but 
subsequently decided to focus on his voice 
becoming a leader in the genre.

During his extensive career Kevin has  
recorded for the Enja, Warner Brothers and Telarc 
labels and his latest release, on his own Mahogany 
Jazz label, features Kevin in a modern big band 
setting. For this special big band performance he’ll 
be backed by the Helios Jazz Orchestra, 
ensemble-in-residence at St. Petersburg College directed by 
David Manson. 

$30.00 advance - for more info, see

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Helios is back at NOVA 535

The Helios Jazz Orchestra with singer Sasha Tuck returns to NOVA 535 for a concert on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 PM.  Admission is only $5.  There is a full bar and valet parking available at the NOVA 535.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Helios at Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 3:15 PM on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.  The free event brings tens of thousands of jazz lovers to downtown Clearwater every year.  For more info, see .

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Helios at NOVA 535

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs at NOVA 535 on Tuesday, September 28 from 7:30 - 9 PM. NOVA 535 is a beautiful event venue located at 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. in St. Petersburg. Admission is only $5. There is tabletop seating, a full cash bar and valet parking is available.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Helios Concert - September 14

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College.  Veteran jazz vocalist George Carroll is the featured guest.  Selections include "'Bein Green", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Bag's Groove" and many more.

Admission is only $5 at the door. The Music Center at SPC is located at 6601 5th Ave. North in St. Petersburg.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Upcoming Concert with Denise Moore

The Helios Jazz Orchestra performs 
with vocalist Denise Moore on August 7 
at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College.  
The concert begins at 7:30.  
Admission is $10 only at the door.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jazz in the Stacks - Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30

Helios performs at the West St. Petersburg Public Library on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 PM.  This free concert is hosted by the Friends of the Library, EMIT series and the City of St. Petersburg.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Helios and Belinda Womack on April 11

The Helios Jazz Orchestra features singer Belinda Womack in a special concert at the Palladium Theater on Sunday, April 11 at 3 PM.  Leader of Kool Reflektions, gospel/jazz/R & B singer, educator and much more - Belinda Womack is one of the Tampa Bay area's most cherished treasures.  Hear her sing her favorite jazz and pop standards with the 20-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra (directed by David Manson) at the beautiful Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg.  Admission is $15 - $20 available online at and at the door.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Helios Opens SPC Jazz Festival

Thursday - Feb. 4
Helios Jazz Orchestra with singers Dale Williams and Sasha Tuck

The Helios Jazz Orchestra was formed in September 2008 as a resident ensemble at St. Petersburg College. The modern big band is directed by SPC faculty member David Manson and performs a wide range of styles including Latin, swing, bebop and standards. The new group has been featured at the WMNF Jazz Jam with singer Kevin Mahogany, the Sarasota Jazz Club’s Big Band Bash, at the Salvador Dali Museum and other events.
Sasha Tuck is a versatile vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator who teaches in the new MIRA program at St. Petersburg College. She has a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, where she sang in the acclaimed Jazz Singers. She has performed at over 100 venues and festivals and many more clubs, restaurants, hotels, and private parties.
Dale Williams is a seasoned professional who has worked both as a solo performer and in groups. Early in his career, he appeared as lead singer for Free Enterprise in the Detroit Metro area. Over the years, Dale has appeared on TV, in voice-overs for radio and has opened for Tom Jones, Willie Tyler & Lester, Barbara Eden, Rich Little and many more.

7:30 PM at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College.