Jane Bunnett & Maqueque All-Stars

November 30, 2018
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Jane Bunnett once again brings the soul of Cuba to the hearts of Canadian music lovers with current and former Maqueque band members, including vocalist Daymé Arocena. This multiple Juno Award winner has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. Bunnett has been nominated for Grammy Awards (including the Best Latin Jazz Album in 2018 for Oddara, recoreded with Maqueque) and numerous Juno Awards. She received the Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, and, most recently, Ontario’s Premier’s Award for Excellence. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music, and her ability to showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking.

Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone & flute
Daymé Arocena, vocals
Melvis Santa, vocals & percussion
Mary Paz, congas & vocals
Danae Olana, piano
Tailin Marrero, acoustic & electric bass
Yissy García, drums

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