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Brenda Hopkins Miranda

Brenda Hopkins Miranda was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is currently doing trio (piano, bass and drums), quartet (piano, guitar, bass and drums) and piano solo concerts. Having grown up with the sounds that encompass Puerto Rican and Caribbean music, she has continued to expand her essence by adding soul, blues, funk, jazz, classical, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and all sorts of multicultural influences. Her music is influenced and inspired by a diverse list of artists that includes Radiohead, Nina Simone, Robert Plant, GoGo Penguin, The Chemical Brothers, Melody Gardot, Avishai Cohen and Nik Bärtsch. As a bandleader Hopkins Miranda has released six recordings of original music on her BHM label: “Boricua on Board,” (1998) “Bohemia,” (1999), “Recuerdos de Granada/Memoirs of Granada.” (2009), "Simple" (2012), "Aeropiano" (2014) and "Puentes" (2017). Brenda is known for her expressive sensibilities, daring compositions, powerful grooves and fearless improvisations

Puentes

Label: Bhm Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: #1 Cumbanchero #2 Muéveme el Cafecito #3 Feelin' Good #4 Black Coffee #5 Preciosa #6 Verde Luz #7 Lamento Borincano #8 Romance del Campesino #9 People Get Ready #10 Sal a Caminar #11 Donde Yo Nací

Aeropiano

Label: Bhm Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: Aeropiano; Boricua a Bordo/Boricua on Board; Cuesta de San Gregorio; El Puente de los Abrazos/The Bridge of Hugs; Alma Libre/ Free Soul; Corozaleando; Westland Ave.; Angela; Buscame en el Viento/Look for me in the Wind; Vincent; Pa’Lante/Moving Forward; Cosmopista; Tinto de Verano/Summer Red; Hop Times; Seven Mile Road.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Brenda Hopkins Miranda: Aeropiano

Read "Aeropiano" reviewed by James Nadal

The aphorism that art imitates life is appropriate in describing pianist Brenda Hopkins Miranda. A consummate traveler and beneficiary of a bilingual and bicultural environment, her sense of purpose is to genuinely exploit the piano as a personal extension to convey melodious concepts with deft imagery and drama. Aeropiano is a passage through myriad influences and ...

Simple

Label: Zona Boricua Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Sand Balcony; The Road; Talking With the Rain; When Darkness Arrives; Waiting; Calle Molinos; The Mirror Inside Your Sea; The Inner Path; Broken Promise; Sahira; Ivannah; Harito; Jameando por la Calle Mollinos.

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The Mirror in your Sea

Featuring the music of Brenda Hopkins Miranda
Duration: 4:01

Pianist, composer and improviser Brenda Hopkins Miranda performs her piano solo composition "The Mirror in Your Sea" / "El espejo en tu mar" included in her album "Simple" (2012)
ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Brenda Hopkins Miranda: Simple

Read "Simple" reviewed by James Nadal

The piano thoroughly lends itself to the emotional manifestations of the consummate and contemplative Brenda Hopkins Miranda. Simple channels her profound individuality, drawn from a private source of focused consciousness and performed with genuine grace and elegance.As a composer and producer, Hopkins Miranda is well-honed, and she is attuned to the album concept, as ...

VIDEO

Brenda Hopkins Miranda quartet performs Miranda

Featuring the music of Brenda Hopkins Miranda
Duration: 5:50

Caribbean Flamenco featuring the piano of Ms.Hopkins. Recorded live in TV studio, with excellent photo/sound.
ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Brenda Hopkins Miranda Live in Guanica, Puerto Rico October 23, 2010

Read "Brenda Hopkins Miranda Live in Guanica, Puerto Rico October 23, 2010" reviewed by James Nadal

Brenda Hopkins MirandaBodega Andreu SoléGuanica, Puerto RicoOctober 23, 2010 The fact that Brenda Hopkins Miranda is one of the most exciting pianists in Puerto Rico certainly added to the allure and excitement in this packed seaside venue. The Bodega Andreu Solé is an open air Spanish winery located on a ...

Recuerdos de Granada / Memoirs of Granada

Label: Zona Boricua Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Miranda; El Regreso/The Return; Plaza Nueva; Mi Sacromonte; Flamenco Borincano; Vimaambi; Alas de Ilusion/Wings of Illusion; Chawarma; Huerto de Juan Rama; El Darro; Confeti; Ausencia/Absence.


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