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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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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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Sweeter For The Struggle - New Album By Dylan Taylor

Sweeter For The Struggle - New Album By Dylan Taylor

Sweeter for the Struggle is more than just another jazz release in 2013. Dylan Taylor sees the album, and the larger dialogue of jazz in our modern times, as hope for the new world. People from all backgrounds can come together and take part in this tradition. Much like a lotus flower emerges from the mud, jazz has emerged ...

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 ...