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 .

Luck Be A Lady with Chuck & Helios -

Friday, March 17, 2017

Helios & Sonja Spence - April 18

The Helios Jazz Orchestra & singer Sonja Spence perform at the cabaret-style Side Door venue at the Palladium Theater on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 PM.  The program of big band music includes "Georgia On My Mind", 'Straight No Chaser", "Cubano Chant", "Misty" and other jazz favorites.

Admission is $15 for general seating and $25 for reserved seating available at This concert is presneted by David Manson and EMIT.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Helios & Jamie Perlow - Tuesday, Jan. 24!

Singer Jamie Perlow joins the 17-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra (directed by David Manson) in a concert of great American standards including Georgia, I'll Be Seeing You, Almost Like Being in Love, At Last and many others.  Jamie has fantastic style, intonation, enunciation, projection... the whole thing!

Admission is free, but donations to the jazz scholarship fund are appreciated. The SPC Music Center is located at 6605 Fifth Ave. North in St. Peterburg. Park on the north side of the building area. The concert begins at 7:30 PM.