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 the past 30 years. Led by the couple Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, Minas has recorded and released 6 CDs, 5 of them in Philadelphia. Their latest, Symphony in Bossa, was indicated for 3 Grammy Awards. Minas has won “Best of Philly” from Philadelphia Magazine twice. They write original music as well as perform classic Brazilian standards by A. C. Jobim and Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66. Patricia on piano and vocal, Orlando on nylon-string guitar and vocal, complement each other and create a mood that only a lifetime of performing together can attain. Their music is warm, their vocals sensual, their instruments percussive, and their melodic lines are jazzy.