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Authentic Brazilian Bossa Nova from duo to an orchestra. We're available for online performances as well.
Minas is a great musical treat. Smooth, jazzy bossa nova at its best. They added a deep and cool vibe to my event. They are pros.
Response from Minas:
Dear Alea, we have great memories of our night performing in Washington DC for your classy wedding reception, near The White House. Thanks so much for treating us well, facilitating parking and keeping us fed - the food was amazing! Hope our paths will cross again. Best wishes and stay safe. Orlando and Patricia
Price Range: $600-$6000
Gig Length: 40 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese
What to Expect
Expect to hear authentic Brazilian sounds in English and Portuguese. Available from a duo up to a band - and even with a symphony orchestra - Minas is flexible: no matter what configuration you choose you'll always get Orlando and Patricia, the core members of Minas, So the Minas sound is always consistently present whether you engage the duo or the band.
Featuring core-members Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, internationally acclaimed Minas is one of the most established Brazilian Jazz musical groups in the US today. With a few decades experience performing for all types of audiences, the music of Minas creates an intimate and unforgettable musical tapestry that transports and inspires listeners. Indicated for 3 Grammy awards for their 2009 CD release Bossa Nova Day, Minas has performed in major national venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Kimmel and Mann Centers in Philadelphia.
Founded in 1978 when Orlando and Patricia were students at North Carolina School of the Arts, drawing from Brazilian traditions of samba, bossa nova, baio, ax, combined with American jazz, blues, and folk, as well as classical music, Minas mixes north and south seamlessly.
Additional Booking Notes
Minas is totally self-sufficient, bringing their own sound, mikes, speakers, and electronic keyboard. Patricia loves a real piano, so if that's available, and well maintained, that would be super!
Past Booked Events
|August 27, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 28, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|January 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
Bossa Nova standards and originals
|Orlando Haddad||Music Director|
|Patricia King||Piano, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Antoni Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, Getz Gilberto, João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, FLora Purim, The Beatles