Minas - Brazilian Jazz
Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Based in Philadelphia for a great part of their career, Minas has been on the forefront of world music and Brazilian Jazz in our area for the past 30 years. Led by the couple Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, Minas has recorded and released 6 CDs, 5 of them in Philly. Their latest, Bossa Nova Day, was indicated for 3 Grammy Awards. They are presently putting the finishing touches on a brand new CD which will feature circa 50 musicians, including a big band (The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, a string section, and many guest artists. Minas has won “Best of Philly” from Philadelphia Magazine twice. They write original music as well as perform classic Brazilian standards by A. C. Jobim and Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66. Patricia on piano and vocal, Orlando on nylon-string guitar and vocal, complement each other and create a mood that only a lifetime of performing together can attain. Their music is warm, their vocals sensual, their instruments percussive, and their melodic lines are jazzy.
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