Emitting a Brazilian beat

Published July 27, 2006

Brazilian jazz is the theme of the latest Emit concert, which features pianist Haroldo Mauro. Mauro, born in 1949, lived in the United States for 19 years and played with the likes of Joe Lovano, Andy LaVerne, Harvey Swartz, Billy Drews, John Scofield and Brian Torf before returning to Rio de Janeiro in 1992. He'll perform bossa nova standards and his own works with a trio that includes bassist Mark Neuenschwander and drummer Luiz Santos. Opening the program will be O Som Do Jazz, a seven-piece ensemble featuring vocalist Andrea Moraes Manson. The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. There will be a pre-concert talk with Mauro at 6:30 p.m. $12, $15. (727) 341-4363; www.emitseries.org.

- JOHN FLEMING, Times performing arts critic