Minas, Brazilian jazz duo, features Orlando Haddad, Patricia King

From Staff Reports


Compositions by the Brazilian jazz duo Minas - Orlando Haddad and Patricia King - have been compared to classics by Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

A gentle tropical breeze will waft through White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. when AmiciMusic presents the Brazilian music duo Minas.

Core members Orlando Haddad and Patricia King are internationally acclaimed Brazilian jazz performers based in Philadelphia. Formed in 1978 when Haddad and King were students, Minas draws from Brazilian traditions of samba, bossa nova, baião and axé, combined with North American jazz blues, folk and classical music.

After Haddad (guitar,vocals) and King (piano, vocals) left the University of North Carolina School of the Arts they to played all over the eastern United States before moving to Brazil, where they lived, entertained and traveled, absorbing the essence of Brazilian culture. In 1984 Orlando and Patricia returned to the United States and raised a family while performing and recording extensively, building their reputation as one of the most sought-after Brazilian groups of its kind.

Minas’ blend of Brazilian and American roots creates a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of blues and choro, to folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a bossa nova pulse, to upbeat sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling. With recordings of original music and a collection of more than 100 songs, Haddad and King's compositions have been compared to classics by Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim. 




Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 advance/$20 door.