Arts | Music
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: Havana Homecoming
Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett St.
July 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Jane Bunnett is a Canadian soprano saxophonist, flautist and bandleader most famouly known for performing Afro-Cuban jazz with her band Maqueque. A multi-time Juno Award winner, Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the U.S and Cuba. She has been nominated for two Grammy® Awards, numerous Juno Awards, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, and most recently Ontario’s Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking. She has toured the world bringing her own special sound to numerous JAZZ festivals, displaying her versatility as a tourist, saxophone player and pianist. As an educator, spokesperson and social activist, she remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence.
“…Afro-Cuban, booty-shaking world jazz that would have made Dizzy smile.” – DownBeat Magazine