MINAS QUARTET - A Night in Rio

By Jamey's House of Music (other events)

Sun, Dec 31 2017 8:30 PM Mon, Jan 1 2018 1:00 AM

A very special New Year's Eve - Lansdowne Style is in the works, so mark your calendars now! Featuring Lansdowne's own Minas, great Brazilian recipes from Jamey's kitchen, BYOB and YOU! We're bringing Carnaval and a taste of Rio to New Year's Eve!

Minas Quartet featuring Orlando Haddad (guitar, vocals, percussion), Patricia K. Haddad (keys, vocals, percussion), Jim Stager (bass, percussion), Tom Cohen (drums, percussion)

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 and recording, 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, and 4 Grammies for the 2015 Symphony in Bossa, Minas has performed in Brazil, Scotland, and in US major national venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Founded in 1978 when Orlando and Patricia were students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, drawing from Brazilian traditions of samba, bossa nova, baião, axé, combined with American jazz, blues, and folk, as well as classical music, Minas mixes north and south seamlessly.

Jamey's House of Music will whip up Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish. It is a hearty stew featuring rice, beans (with meat or vegetarian), collard greens, oranges, farofa. Bauru sandwiches will also be available. This is Brazil's answer to the Philly cheesesteak, and features roast beef (or vegetarian beef) smothered with mozzarella, tomatoes and pickles on a Portugese roll.

As always, it is BYOB, so remember the champagne for the stroke of midnight. Go ahead and dress up... it’s Carnaval in Lansdowne!