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Minas

Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at North Carolina School of the Arts to bring Brazilian music to stateside audiences. They proceeded to play all over the eastern US before going back to their musical roots in Brazil, where they entertained, traveled extensively and recorded their first album, Num Dia Azul. Today Minas is one of the most sought-after Brazilian bands in the United States. Minas is built upon the duo's multiple talents as vocalists, instrumentalists and composers with an impressive grasp of the whole range of Brazilian musical idioms. At the core of any Minas show are the voices of the duo, which reflects two decades of vocal and instrumental blending

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Concert And Album Signing - Minas Celebrates "Record Store Day" With The Reissue Of "Num Dia Azul", From 1983, On Vinyl And CDs

Concert And Album Signing - Minas Celebrates "Record Store Day" With The Reissue Of  "Num Dia Azul", From 1983, On Vinyl And CDs

She was 23, an American in love with Bossa nova. He was 26, a Brazilian infatuated with American rock and classical music. They were romantically involved and musically bound, drawn to each other's different cultures. Their lives merged romance, music, and youthful dreams, expressed in their first album, Num Dia Azul (In a Blue Day), recorded ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Rare Vinyl "Num Dia Azul" Now Being Reissued By Minas

Rare Vinyl "Num Dia Azul" Now Being Reissued By Minas

Num Dia Azul is the first recording Minas has ever made. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King had just finished their degrees at University of North Carolina School of the Arts where Minas was established for a few years. Before they moved away, they decided to go into a studio in Greensboro, NC, and invite several musicians ...

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Minas Releases Most Important Album of Its Career, Symphony in Bossa

Minas Releases Most Important Album of Its Career,  Symphony in Bossa

Ten years in the making. Over 60 musicians. Seven different recording studios. Symphony in Bossa is a monumental achievement by Philadelphia-based Brazilian jazz group Minas. Written specially for Minas for big band and strings by the late Bill Zaccagni (Bobby Rydel, Patty LaBelle), Symphony in Bossa merges north and south with big band jazz and Brazilian Bossa ...

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The Girl From Ipanema, Concert, Single Release, Crowd Singalong Video!

The Girl From Ipanema, Concert, Single Release, Crowd Singalong Video!

Minas' brand new version of “The Girl From Ipanema”, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the song in the US, will be released and celebrated with a concert by the Brazilian jazz quintet Minas on Saturday November 8 at World Cafe Live, in jny: Philadelphia. “Ipanema” is the first single from Minas’ upcoming CD Symphony in Bossa, recorded with an entire ...

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Brazilian Sounds Of Minas In Collingswood Thurs. April 3rd!

Brazilian Sounds Of Minas In Collingswood Thurs. April 3rd!

The Jazz Bridge First Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 East Collings Avenue in Collingswood NJ, presents the Brazilian jazz of Minas on Thursday, April 3rd. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Formed in 1978 ...

Elio Villafranca & Minas Play Jazz Bridge Fundraising Concert @ Chris' Cafe In Phila. Friday, June 14th!

Elio Villafranca & Minas Play Jazz Bridge Fundraising Concert @ Chris' Cafe In Phila. Friday, June 14th!

Latin jazz piano sensation Elio Villafranca and Orlando and Patricia Haddad of Minas will be headlining the annual fundraiser for Jazz Bridge—the Philadelphia nonprofit devoted to assisting Jazz and blues musicians in need—to be held at Chris’ Jazz Café’ on Friday, June 14th. Chris’ is located at 1421 Sansom Street in Center City Philadelphia. Sets begin at 8 p.m., tickets ...

Brazilian Jazz Duo Minas Launches Kickstarter Campaign For CD “symphony In Bossa”

Brazilian Jazz Duo Minas Launches Kickstarter Campaign For CD “symphony In Bossa”

Philadelphia-based Brazilian jazz duo Minas has launched a fundraising campaign to record their latest album, “Symphony in Bossa, A Tribute to Bill Zaccagni.” Channeled through the crowd-funding site, Kickstarter, Minas seeks to raise $20,000 to hire orchestral string players, a big band and a rhythm section to record, press, and distribute the album. The campaign runs for 5 weeks, from April 9th to ...