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Minas – Tribute to Astrud Gilberto
Minas pays homage to Astrud Gilberto, who passed away on June 5, 2023, in appreciation for her influence, inspiration, and service to Brazilian music.
Astrud Gilberto, immortalized on the classic recording of The Girl From Ipanema, passed away in Philadelphia on June 5, 2023. Astrudʼs whispery voice and unique approach to singing played a significant role in popularizing Bossa Nova worldwide, with “The Girl from Ipanema” earning a Grammy for Record of the Year, and a nomination for Best Vocal Performance by a Female in 1964. The edited single of “The Girl from Ipanema”, from the album Getz/Gilberto, sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. It became one of the most covered songs in the history of pop music.
On November 4, Minas, featuring singer/pianist Patricia King Haddad, and partner singer/guitarist Orlando Haddad, along with band members
Andrew Neu (sax/flute), Tom Cohen (drums), and Brendan McGeehan (bass), will bring back the sound and songs made famous by Astrud Gilberto.
Based in Philadelphia for a great part of their career, Minas has been on the forefront of world music and Brazilian Jazz in the Northeast for over 30 years. Led by the couple Orlando and Patricia Haddad, Minas has recorded and released 8 CDs on their artist-owned label Blueazul. Their music has worldwide distribution, and their latest album, “Beatles in Bossa”, (released at World Cafe Live on May 2022), reached #1 and was among the 10 best Latin Jazz albums of 2022(Roots Music Report). Minas has performed in several major national venues, including Lincoln Center in NY, Kennedy Center in DC, and The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Orlando and Patricia have been researching, performing and teaching the music of Brazil for over 4 decades, bridging samba and jazz. One can imagine how authentic their renditions of this music are. Orlando grew up in Brazil during the time of Bossa and Tropicália. Patricia grew up in The States taking in the music of Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans. Her tasteful jazz piano and vibrato-free singing brings to mind Jobimʼs piano and Astrud Gilbertoʼs vocal style. Their music has enchanted audiences everywhere with the magical sound where the poetry of their lives is heard in every note.
Minas shows at World Cafe Live sell out so the public is advised to purchase tickets in advance. Tables for dinner must be reserved, usually after ticket purchase, by calling 215-222-1400 or online at https://www.exploretock.com/worldcafelive. Parking at WCL is free on the weekend at the adjacent lot under the Walnut St. Bridge.