Composer, pianist, vocalist and writer, Patricia King first stepped on stage at age seven to perform in various musical theater productions. After years of singing, acting and dancing, Patricia went on to focus her studies at North Carolina School of the Arts as a voice major. Equally passionate about composition and jazz piano, Patricia became involved with jazz and future husband – Brazilian composer, Orlando Haddad. Their marriage and music partnership evolved into several decades of performing, writing and recording six CDs of original music for their Brazilian ensemble, Minas.
While writing La Giara, the artistic process turned into a series of cyclical inspiration... from the manuscript that created material for dramatic and comedic compositions, to the music which expanded the story, which in turn emerged into a dramatic narrative, enhancing and enhanced by the music.
What makes La Giara a particularly compelling work, is that it is a personal family story expressed by the author's varied music writing, using Musical Theater, Opera, Jazz and Brazilian influences, creating a rich and unique music narrative.
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