Trombonist Francisco de Lima brings Brazilian flare to St. Petersburg

His Summer of Soul set at Palladium happens on September 6.

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click to enlarge Francisco de Lima who plays Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 6, 2018. - Robson Deal c/o O Som Do Jazz
Robson Deal c/o O Som Do Jazz
Francisco de Lima who plays Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 6, 2018.

It took him six years of practicing, but after picking up the trombone at 10 years old, Francisco de Lima finally went pro at the age of 16. The Grammy-nominated valve-trombonist who founded Brazilian big band Banda Mantiqueira is much older now, and he arrives at Palladium’s Summer of Soul series to support his latest album, Suingue Brasileiro, in which he interprets works by Djavan, João Bosco, Moacir Santos and others, presenting a unique blend of Brazilian ginga (swing) and American jazz.

A regular of festivals around the globe plus Carnegie Hall in New York City, de Lima’s work with Banda Mantiqueira is a touchstone for all Brazilian artists. For this appearance at Palladium Theater’s Side Door Cabaret, de Lima will be backed by O Som Do Jazz, which features Brazilian singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians including trombonist David Mason and drummer Mark Feinman, who is a member of St. Petersburg’s La Lucha (whose new album CL is streaming a week early via

Summer of Soul: O Som Do Jazz w/Francisco de Lima. Thurs. September 6, 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Side Door Cabaret at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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